New Yorkers are accustomed to navigating the busy roads of the city. They will be cautious and prepared for what the bustling city roads have in store. However, one issue that they will often overlook is the danger that large trucks present. Although New York is not located in an area of the U.S. where trucks will need to traverse as they go across the country, it is an important shipping location and destination, making it common that there will be these large and ominous vehicles on the road. This creates danger. Research into the number of fatal auto accidents shows that large truck fatalities are on the rise.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released the latest information regarding fatal traffic accidents. It stated that there were positive indicators that safety is getting better from 2016 to 2017. There was a reduction in fatalities for those in passenger vehicles, vans, light pickups, motorcycles and bicycles. Pedestrian safety also improved for the first time in five years. The number of alcohol-related wrecks lowered by 5.6 percent. In other areas, however, there are worrisome issues.