Table 1 - Driver-Related Factors Cited in Two-Vehicle Fatal Crashes Between Large Trucks and Passenger Vehicles: 1998

Table 1 - Driver-Related Factors Cited in Two-Vehicle Fatal Crashes Between Large Trucks and Passenger Vehicles: 1998

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Top 10 factors cited Large trucks Passenger vehicles
Failure to yield right-of-way 5.3% 20.3%
Ran off road/out of traffic lane 4.8% 27.8%
Driving too fast 3.8% 14.9%
Failure to obey traffic devices 3.0% 12.1%
Inattentive 2.7% 9.8%
Erratic/reckless driving 1.6% 5.1%
Manslaughter, homicide 1.5% 1.3%
Following improperly 1.4% 2.1%
Making improper turn 1.0% 2.6%
Vision obscured by weather 0.9% 1.7%

NOTES: 1998 is the most recent year for which data are available. Number of drivers involved in two-vehicle, large truck/passenger car crashes = 2,740.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Large Truck Crash Profile: The 1998 National Picture (Washington, DC: January 2000).