A moving hazard
Heavy trucks ply the roads every day. They can be inconvenient, excessively loaded, and a general road hazard but, we have to share the road with them. When big rigs get into accidents, they are more devastating than personal cars due to their size and volatility. Even without carrying anything, some of the commercial trucks on the road weigh twenty times as much as personal vehicles. These big trucks can sometimes carry as much as sixty thousand pounds of freight. That makes them more dangerous in collisions. They can cause serious injuries, do damage and even kill.
Having said that, statistics show that truck drivers are more careful on the road than car drivers. They are acutely aware of the nature of the machines they drive. It still does not negate the fact that these trucks are dangerous. The freight they carry makes them even more dangerous …read more >