The holiday season is upon us. It is a time for gathering together with family and celebrating time-honored traditions.
While semi-trucks are an important part of commerce in New Jersey and nationwide, businesses that utilize them are ultimately looking to make a profit and those who drive them do so to get a paycheck. Thus, either for their own monetary gain or that of their employer, semi-truck drivers are often incentivized to make as many deliveries as possible as quickly as possible. However, this could lead semi-truck drivers to drive negligently.
Federal statistics indicate that traffic fatalities were down last year in the United States. According to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1.8 percent fewer deaths from motor vehicles crashes out on the nation’s roads in 2017 than was the case in 2016. This trend of lowered fatalities was also seen in a wide range of different types of traffic crashes, including pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and car accidents.