Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Motor Carrier Safety Report 2014: Crashes Involving Large Trucks And Buses Increased By 7%

Motor Carrier Safety Report 2014: Crashes Involving Large
Trucks and Buses Increased By 7% (2012-2013)

In June of 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the United States published safety statistics involving large commercial trucks and buses.  The statistics involved crashes, fatalities and injuries.

The data shows that crashes involves large trucks and buses in the United States increased by nearly 7% from 2012 to 2013.

The report also showed a statistical increase in the number of reported injuries over the same period of time; from 2012 to 2013 the total number of reported injuries increased by 2525 or 3%

In respect to fatalities the number of reported cases declined 3% from 4376 reported fatalities to 4226 reported deaths.

Chart 1

Crashes, Injuries and Fatalities: Large Trucks and Buses

Percentage Change from 2012 to 2013 
              Crashes           7% increase             
 Injuries            3% increase
 Fatalities         3% decrease

Source: MCSPR. June 30, 2014

The report is unique in that examines in detail not only the combination of crashes, fatalities and injuries involving large trucks and buses. But it goes one step further by separating the two categories, thus allowing the reader the opportunity to examine each set of statistics individually.

About Smart Lite

60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone the number of crashes, injuries and deaths remains too high  At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high and that this disturbing trend has to stop.

What is Smart Lite?

"Smart Lite" is designed to reduce crashes, and to save lives and reduce injuries!

The 'Smart Lite' system was designed by Xlite Enterprises Inc. of Vancouver, Canada by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional truck driver with over 20 years experience in the trucking industry. It is is a simple, yet unique design   that utilizes simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the drive from inside the cab.

As a result, the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front and blind spots or no zone area of the truck. No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems.

With 'Smart Lite' the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spots of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast side mirror.

For more information on the 'Smart Lite' system please visit our web page or contact us at

"A Breakthrough In Commercial Truck Safety That Will Save Lives"


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