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Foundation Cheers Adoption Of Technology To Curb Large Truck Crashes

The recent report by the AAA Foundation estimated that the installation of automatic braking systems and air disc brakes in all new trucks could help avoid 7,705 accidents, 92 deaths, and 4,200 injuries each year. It also projected that the installation of onboard cameras and lane departure warning systems in all new and existing commercial trucks would help prevent 69,372 large truck accidents that kill 408 people and injure 24,105 others annually. Large trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds drove approximately 280 billion miles on U.S. roads in 2015 and were involved in a total of over 400,000 crashes, which resulted in 116,000 injuries and 4,067 deaths, the Foundation said in its report. Read more at…

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