Truck-Related Fatalities Hit Ten-Year Low According to the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts Published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Truck-related fatalities dropped to their lowest numbers in a decade, according to the recently released Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Over the past ten years, truck-related crashes, injuries and fatalities have trended downward.
Since 2002, the number of truck related:
- Fatal crashes dropped 37 percent
- Persons injured dropped 27 percent
- Persons killed dropped 41 percent
"We are glad to see the numbers heading in the right direction," says Minnesota Trucking Association President, John Hausladen. "This success is due to the cooperative efforts of the trucking industry, law enforcement and passenger vehicle groups working to educate everyone on how to safely share the road."
The Minnesota Trucking Association is committed to continually improving truck safety through programs like the Safety Council's Take a Break for Safety event, Coon Rapids High School Driver Education programs, Minneapolis Bike Safety and more.
Such training across all users is critical since the data shows that when cars and trucks collide, it is usually the car driver's fault.
A full copy of the report can be found at: https://dps.mn.gov/
The MTA is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of Minnesota's motor carrier industry since 1932. With almost 700 member companies, the MTA is a powerful voice for the industry. Its mission is "to ensure that the trucking industry speaks with one voice by bringing together truckers, their employers and contractors, and allies to: Create a positive image for the industry; promote safe, environmentally clean and essential services; and encourage an economic and political environment that provides our industry with fair competition." For more information go to www.mntruck.org.