Friday, 19 September 2008 14:34

Rear-End Crashes Major Problem

Summary:
► Rear-end crashes one of most common for most types of fleets
► 17% of all claims, cost over $13K per claim
► Truck-striking, truck-struck collisions make up 18% of large truck accidents
► Following too close is major problem
► Analysis revealed much higher risk of rear-end collisions if vehicles maintain less than 2-seconds following distance
► Most driver training programs recommend 3 or 4 seconds following distance
► Change in speed, interruption to flow of traffic factors in rear-end crashes
► More rear-end crashes occur in farthest right lane due to traffic flow changes, left lane next most frequent, center lane least

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