Analysis: Aggressive Driving in Trucking Industry Leads to More Collisions

July 8, 2011

The latest analysis by DriveCam looked at aggressive driving in the trucking industry. The findings show aggressive drivers on the road are nearly 3 times more likely to be in one or more collisions than those who drive while drowsy.

When compared to drivers who have not had a collision, drivers involved in one or more collisions are:

  • 6.50 times more likely to exhibit aggressive driving*
  • 2.23 times more likely to be drowsy
  • 2.05 times more likely to demonstrate judgment error**

The study analyzed over 9,000 active drivers in the trucking industry between July 2009 and December 2010.

*Aggressive driving behaviors include, but are not limited to, speeding, tailgating, unsafe passing and excessive acceleration.

**Judgment error is a poor or foolish driving decision that causes significant wear and tear on the vehicle or exposes the driver to substantial increased risk.

Source: DriveCam

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