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Why More Trucking Accidents Happen During the Holidays

Close up of the front of a semi-truck driving along a highway around sunset

The holidays are a busy time, which means more people are on the roads. Oftentimes people are thinking about things other than driving, which can cause mental distractions.

However, busy roads and distracted minds aren’t the only reasons why more truck accidents tend to occur around the holiday season. Read on to learn other reasons why there’s an increase in truck accidents during the holidays.

Poor Driving Conditions

Compared to most of the rest of the year, the weather around the holidays can be tricky, even in Los Angeles. LA may not see much rain each year, but winter is our primary rainy season. So any rain that does happen to fall throughout the year will likely happen right around the holidays.

If special care is not taken when driving on wet roads, even the most skilled drivers can lose control of their vehicles. When it’s raining or when the roads are wet from recent showers, it’s especially important for truck drivers handling heavy commercial vehicles to slow their speeds and increase the driving distance between vehicles.

People Are In a Rush

Since people tend to be extra busy during the holiday season, it’s common for drivers to be in a rush. While it may feel important to be everywhere on time, it’s much more important to arrive safely and in one piece.

This is especially true for truck drivers, who may feel pressure from trucking companies to deliver their goods within a certain time frame. It is vital that drivers take care to drive at speeds appropriate for current weather and traffic conditions so they do not cause accidents.

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