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Research: drowsy driving causes 10 percent of all crashes

With interstates on three sides of Edwardsville, we know that highway crashes often result in severe injuries and, in far too many cases, fatalities. Experts say that the risks of motor vehicle collisions, injuries and deaths rise dramatically when drivers combine speed with distractions or impairment.

Truck accidents happen for many different reasons

In many cases when a truck accident occurs, the truck driver is deemed to be at fault. Additionally, it is common for people who hear about truck accidents to immediately think this without knowing the facts. To some degree, this is warranted given the reputation that the truck industry has and their penchant for pushing drivers to meet deadlines at any cost.

How long trucker commutes are endangering motorists

Most Americans recognize that there are inherent risks involved with sharing the road with commercial truckers due in part to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles. When truck drivers engage in substance abuse, alcohol abuse or distracted driving behaviors, the risks become even more pronounced, but safety advocates believe there is a new factor affecting today's truckers and their driving abilities: long commutes.

Truck accidents: by the numbers

Because Edwardsville is nearly surrounded by interstate highways, we understand better than most the dangers posed by large commercial trucks to occupants of passenger vehicles. Enormous 18-wheelers are longer, taller, wider and heavier than cars. Experts say that big rigs are also much more difficult to maneuver and stop.

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