Summer is a time for vacations, road trips, and increased commercial activities, leading to an uptick in traffic on the roads of Los Angeles. Among the various road users, large trucks often stand out not just because of their size but also due to the significant damage they can cause in accidents. Unfortunately, the data suggests that truck accidents in Los Angeles see an increase during the summer months.
According to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), truck-related accidents in Los Angeles rise by approximately 15% during the summer months compared to other times of the year. These accidents can result in serious injuries due to the size and weight of trucks.
Several factors contribute to this summer surge. Increased road congestion due to tourism, coupled with higher frequency of deliveries, means more trucks on the road, leading to a higher probability of accidents. Summer heat can also degrade road and vehicle conditions, increasing the likelihood of accidents. Tire blowouts, for example, are more common during hot weather.
Truck drivers can take several precautions to ensure their safety and the safety of other road users.
Other road users also have a part to play in reducing truck-related accidents.
While the summer surge in truck accidents in Los Angeles is a grim reality, the situation is far from hopeless. Awareness and proactive measures can significantly reduce the risk of accidents. Summer in LA should be about enjoying the city’s sun-kissed beauty and vibrant life. By prioritizing road safety and acting responsibly, drivers can ensure that their summer memories are not marred by accidents. Stay safe and enjoy the ride!
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident and sustained injuries, it’s important that you contact an attorney. Our award-winning attorney, Howard Kornberg, is here to help make sure you receive the proper care and compensation you deserve. Contact us today for your free consultation by messaging us here, or call us at 310-997-0904.