Semitrucks do not drive like passenger vehicles. They have larger blind spots. They make wide turns. They do not accelerate as quickly. They need more space to merge. There is a reason that commercial drivers need a special license to drive. This is no easy task.
A deadly accident on Interstate 64 near exit 58 in Kentucky claimed the life of a 61-year-old Bedford man and left another person seriously injured. Now, police say that the accident was, at least partially, the result of distracted driving.
In 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were 9,819 traffic accidents involving trucks in Kentucky.
Highways in Kentucky – throughout the United States, in fact – are filled with tractor-trailers and semitrucks moving goods from one place to another. Commercial truck drivers are just as likely to be distracted or make an error on the road as any driver is and cause an accident.