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Florida Truck Accident Statistics

NHTSA released traffic safety facts for 2017. The key findings:In 2017 there were 4,761 people killed in crashes involving large trucks, a 9-percent increase from 2016.Seventy-two percent of people killed in large-truck crashes in 2017 were occupants of other vehicles.Seventy-eight percent of the fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2017 occurred on weekdays (6 a.m. Monday to 5:59 p.m. Friday).Three percent of the large-truck drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2017 had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .08 g/dL or higher, much lower than drivers of other vehicle types (27% for motorcycles, 21% for passenger cars, and 20% for light...

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