Big Trucks Create Safety Hazard

Every year approximately 5,000 people die and over 100,000 people are injured in large truck crashes according to the Public Citizen website. Despite the fact that large trucks make up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles, large trucks account for 9 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes and are responsible for 12 percent of all crashes involving fatalities.

Congress is currently working on a bill to limit the size of large trucks on our roads. Any such legislation should be supported by anyone concerned about highway safety.