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What Causes Truck Accidents on Houston Roadways
Truck drivers are held to high standards and are often charged with a great deal of responsibility. Many work for companies that expect their products to be delivered in a timely manner. Drivers may test their limits by working over the mileage or hour limits set by their employers and federal law. In other cases, they may perform dangerous maneuvers on the road without considering the repercussions to the passenger vehicles around them.
Other common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Speeding or reckless lane changing
- Cargo falling from the truck
- Improper lane switching
- Failing to take safety precautions
- Poor truck maintenance