Throughout the country, there have been efforts to restrict older trucks and enhance the safety measures of all large trucks on the road. In addition to environmental benefits, newer trucks can decrease the likelihood of a serious New Hampshire truck accident. There have been few studies to explore the impact of trucks’ age on their crash occurrence. However, a recent study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association revealed that mechanical defects, new routes, and fatigue are the most common cause of truck accidents in the country.
Mechanical defects can occur from and of the hundreds of complex parts of a large truck. However, some defects can lead to more severe accidents and subsequent injuries. Older trucks are more likely to experience a mechanical failure, although some newer electronic systems and steering wheel defects can pose significant risks. Some states require trucks to have 2010 model year engines or newer within the following year.
The most common mechanical defects that lead to accidents involve a truck’s tires, wheels, and braking systems. Tire defects frequently involve tread separation, steel belt separation, improper puncture repair, retread failure, manufacturing defects, and damage during the mounting process. These severe defects can lead to the tire dislodging or blowing out. A tire blow can create a dangerous road obstruction.