Tractor Trailer Crashes Can be Reduced. Here is how.
As reflected previously, big truck and tractor trailer crashes cause greater harm than most ordinary car and truck accidents. TBIs, broken bones and wrongful deaths abound and the obvious question is, can something be done to fix this?
The answer is, absolutely. While enforcement of existing laws and regulations that govern the safety of such vehicles and the fitness of their drivers to operate are important, there are also technological advances that could be enormously helpful.
Specifically the use of AEB or automatic emergency braking in conjunction with forward collision warning, could vastly reduce the incidence of rear-end collisions. Such systems are increasingly in use and are the subject matter of legislation in congress.
Hopefully, the congressional gridlock will not preclude the mandate of such safety innovation.
In a similar vein, efforts to require such technology in buses seems equally sensible.