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Common causes of North Carolina truck accidents

Trucks are an important part of the economy. The more trucks you see on the roads of America, the better the economy is. But, many of these trucks are involved in accidents on the roads of North Carolina. Most of the time they are the cause of the accidents for various reasons. Other times, they are victims of accidents. Today, we will discuss the common causes of Wilson, North Carolina truck accidents.

The most common causes of truck accidents include the following:

- Merging improperly into traffic

- Distracted driving

- Excessive speeds

- Weather conditions

- Tailgating

- Abrupt lane changes

- Vehicles driving in truck blind spots

- Unsafe passing

- Vehicles driving in between trucks

- Unsafe passing of a car by a truck or vice versa

- Failure to use turn signals

- Tire blowouts

- Truck mechanical issues

- Overloaded truck

- Unbalanced load

- Vehicles left abandoned in travel lanes

- Improper driver scheduling

- Driver fatigue

- Improper or inadequate truck driver training

Truck accidents can be avoided, in large part, by the drivers of compact cars. Drivers of smaller vehicles should know that drivers of trucks, which are much larger, cannot always see smaller vehicles on the road around them, even if they look before changing lanes.

Truck drivers can also do their part to prevent these accidents. This can be done by following posted speed limits, getting plenty of rest in between shifts, not using a cellphone while driving, not changing lanes abruptly and performing a check on the truck prior to hitting the road. A safety check is vital to the safety of the driver and other drivers on the road. The safety check could find issues with the truck that need to be fixed immediately, preventing a tragic accident.

Visit our site today to learn more about truck accidents in Wilson, North Carolina and your rights if you've been injured by a truck accident.

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