The role driver experience could play in truck accidents

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2021 | Truck Accidents |

There are a multitude of individuals in Georgia and across the nation who operate commercial vehicles for a living. However, not every driver has the same level of experience in this field and recent studies indicate that experience could play a significant role in traffic safety. These studies reportedly indicate that those who have less experience in operating similar vehicles run a greater risk of causing serious truck accidents. 

Experience as an issue 

According to the study, researchers set out to evaluate the influence truck driver ages and levels of experience might have on driver safety. This study reportedly determined that the age of the driver did not carry the same impact as a driver’s level of experience. According to the study, involvement in truck accidents remained the highest among drivers who had less than one year of experience in operating a commercial vehicle. 

The study does suggest that lack of experience plays a more significant role in accidents than driver age. However, researchers also indicate that those over a certain age who lack the necessary experience may be at greater risk of causing collisions than younger drivers. Researchers reportedly assert that those over a certain age may find it more difficult to learn to safely operate commercial vehicles or in some cases, they might overestimate their ability due to years of experience driving other vehicles. 

Truck accident results 

Regardless of whether stemming from issues of lack of experience or any other form of negligence, truck accidents can carry catastrophic ramifications. Individuals in Georgia who suffer severe injuries in an accident involving a commercial vehicle cay face various hardships in life and they could choose to speak with an attorney for guidance on all their available legal avenues. An attorney can evaluate the incident and work with a client in preparing to seek the compensation deserved through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.