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Florida Truck Rollovers are a Common and Deadly Traffic Hazard

According to a report published by the Florida Department of Transportation, 50% of Florida truck accident fatalities involving heavy trucks take place because a truck has rolled over. In fact, the report points to Florida rollover accidents as a leading hazard on Florida roads. The trucks were disproportionately involved in multi-vehicle accidents, but the heavy trucks were at fault only about 30% of the time, according to the Florida Department of Transportation report.

The report published by the Florida Department of Transportation concluded that heavy trucks were more likely to be at fault in Florida car accidents involving rear end collisions as well as in off the road and intersection collisions. In 28% of Florida car accidents involving heavy trucks, side and rear underrides were blamed for the fatalities.

In cases where car defects (other than Florida tire defects) were involved, more than half of the defects belonged to the heavy trucks rather than to the passenger vehicles involved in the collisions. This means that heavy trucks are disproportionately affected by defects, since heavy trucks only make up about 17% of the vehicles involved in the accidents studied by the Florida Department of Transportation.

The report by the Florida Department of Transportation also considers the ways that alcohol and drugs, road conditions, and driver age affect Florida truck accidents. The full report is more than 500 pages long and provides a unique glimpse into the Florida truck accident issue. The full report can be viewed by visiting the Transportation Research Board Web.


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