Large truck and bus accidents are on the rise in Florida and across the United States, according to federal statistics. Large trucks are classified as those weighing more than 10,000 pounds.
Many Florida motorists know just how dangerous it can be sharing the road with large commercial trucks. On May 3, a bit fewer than 2,000 trucks in North America were taken out of service on an unannounced Brake Safety Day conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Florida motorists may be surprised to learn that the improving economy is causing more Americans to die in crashes involving late-model vehicles, according to a report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The organization notes that deaths are increasing despite continued improvements in vehicle safety design.
Driving in Florida can be hazardous at any time of the year, but the roads of the Sunshine State can be especially perilous during the summer months. Car accident fatalities soar during holiday weekends when the nation's roads are packed with vacationers and revelers, and government data suggests that human error plays a role in most of these deaths. More road users are killed on July 4 than on any other day of the year according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and claims analysis performed by Travelers reveals that more crashes take place on the first four days of July than during either the Memorial Day or Labor Day weekends.
When Florida motorists get into car accidents, insurance companies play a large role in dealing with the aftermath. Similar to many other states, Florida law mandates certain types of coverage.