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Why Are 18-Wheeler Trucks So Dangerous?
Semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are huge trucks that can weigh 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. That makes them potentially deadly when they collide with other road users.
Beyond making them deadlier in a collision, these trucks’ heavy weight also makes them harder to slow down. When loaded, they take 20 to 40 percent more space to stop than a passenger car. That number increases when on slippery roads or using poorly maintained brakes. This means drivers often do not have enough time to react in an emergency to avoid a crash.
Another reason that 18-wheelers are dangerous is because of the cargo they carry. Improperly loaded cargo can shift in transit, causing the truck to become unstable and cause collisions. When these crashes happen, the cargo is at risk of spilling onto the roadway and causing further damage