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The dangers of a North Carolina distracted truck driver

Driving a truck, no matter the size or its load, is an important job. The trucking industry is an important part of the country's economy. Driving a truck is also dangerous for the operator and for other motorists, especially when it comes to distracted driving. Distracted driving does not just occur in cars, vans and pickup trucks. It can also occur in a tractor trailer or other large truck.

The biggest danger of a distracted truck driver is death. A truck driver who uses their cellphone while operating a truck or is distracted any other way is putting their own life and the lives of others on the line. When distracted, drivers tend to increase their speed, swerve and fail to notice their surroundings. All of these issues can lead to horrific crashes that can result in fatalities.

Another danger of a distracted truck driver is injury. Injuries can be suffered by the truck driver, a passenger in the truck, other motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and passengers in other vehicles. These injuries can range from minor to severe depending on the seriousness of the accident.

A third danger of a distracted truck driver is property damage. This includes damage to the truck, other vehicles, buildings and anything else affected by an accident. An accident caused by a distracted truck driver can lead to millions of dollars in property damage, especially if the truck crashed into a home or commercial building.

Distracted driving involves more than the use of a cellphone while driving. It also includes the following:

-- Changing the radio stations

-- Reading a map, newspaper or magazine

-- Talking to a passenger

-- Looking for an item in a console

-- Eating, drinking, shaving, applying makeup and getting dressed

-- Responding to emails or text messages

Visit our site today to learn more about the dangers of a distracted truck driver in Wilson, North Carolina and how to stay safe on the roads.

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