The National Transportation Safety Board has recognized the problems that exist with heavy trucks and truck fatalities in the United States. See http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/01/14/353976.htm. In fact, the NTSB has called for changes to improve truck safety, including more anti-collision technology, better limits on driver hours, and tighter regulations on some companies with higher accident rates. Unfortunately, it took a horrific accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan for these issues to come to the forefront. However, now that truck safety (or unsafety) has finally gotten a spotlight, the NTSB has asked Congress to make changes. At least they appreciate the risks these trucks cause and the catastrophic injuries and deaths that pile up when 80,000 pound trucks collide with smaller vehicles.
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