Troublesome increase in commercial motor vehicle fatalities; FMCSA says unbelted drivers still a major reason

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Published by iTrucker at 17 Jan

Troublesome increase in commercial motor vehicle fatalities; FMCSA says unbelted drivers still a major reason

There has been a significant increase in commercial motor vehicle fatalities over the past two years, and lack of seat belt usage was cited by a leading federal official as a continuing key reason.

Jack Van Steenburg, the assistant administrator and chief safety officer of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), says you can look at the data and conclude that about half the occupants of commercial trucks that are killed in crashes die because they weren’t wearing seat belts.

READ MORE : https://www.freightwaves.com/news/trucking/fmcsa-safety-statistics-2017

SOURCE : https://www.freightwaves.com/

 

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