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Addressing the high rate of fatal truck crashes in Iowa

The trucking industry is important to residents across the nation. Drivers in Iowa will often cross paths with several large trucks while traveling on various roadways during their daily commutes. These massive vehicles are responsible for making large shipments across the city, state, region or nation. Although very useful and heavily relied upon, trucks could be the source of a serious or even fatal collision on the roadways. Tractor-trailers and semi-trucks are not as easy to maneuver like other vehicles. Furthermore, they have large blind spots. When a driver is negligent or fatigued, this could cause driver error and a truck crash could occur.

Driver fails to stop and hits Iowa man on motorcycle

Traffic signs and signals are posted to help protect drivers and passengers on the roadways. If a driver fails to obey a sign, this could result in a collision. Whether it's a stop sign, stoplight or yielding to oncoming traffic, a driver could be found negligent if they fail to obey traffic laws. This could also lead to criminal penalties and civil liability for the driver at fault.

Increase of texting while driving in Iowa despite the ban

Many dangers exist on the roadways. Negligent divers cause many of these risks and dangers. When a driver makes the choice to speed, get behind the wheel intoxicated, fail to follow the rules of the road or engage in distracting activities, they could cause a serious or even fatal accident. A distracted driver can be lethal on the roadway, and an unsuspecting victim could suffer greatly.

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