Pickup Truck Safety: Statistics Worth Knowing
While some statistics and trivia may seem to cater more to our curiosity than to practical usage, auto accident statistics can be enlightening by demonstrating the commonality of certain fundamental mistakes that we are all prone to make. Here are a few intriguing statistics and facts about pickup truck safety offered in hopes of informing and protecting you:
• Pickup truck occupants are three times more likely to be involved in rollover accidents
• Insufficient safety belt usage in pickup trucks is viewed as the leading source of their greater danger and fatality rates
• There are more than 200 deaths reported each year in the U.S. associated with riding in the cargo bay of pickup trucks; riding in the cargo bay increases the risk of fatality by 10 times
• More than half of the fatalities resulting from passengers riding in the cargo bay of pickup trucks occur among children and teenagers
If you are injured in an accident caused by another driver in which a pickup truck is involved, your interests will be best represented by a firm that not only understands the law, but medical terminology, conditions, and procedures as well. To provide for your representation, contact Dover so that we can begin the process of getting you back on the road to recovery.
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