We have all seen them, the scary drivers: the drivers that speed excessively, switch lanes constantly and just give an overall uneasy feeling to safe drivers everywhere. The reality is that aggressive driving can cause real tragedy and injury to innocent people driving safely. Disaster strikes when the aggressive driver loses control or makes an ill-advised driving maneuver that results in a car accident. What a lot of people don't know is that aggressive driving is prevalent among passenger-vehicle drivers and commercial truck drivers.
When driving at night, it is crucial for drivers to pay extra attention to their vehicle and other vehicles around them. Accidents happen in the blink of an eye and at night it can be more difficult to see one coming. Such was the case for a Clark County man last week. He was at the wrong place, at the wrong time, when his car was sandwiched in a multi-vehicle truck accident that claimed his life.
Nearly all types of traffic accidents on Nevada roadways have the capacity to cause serious injuries, but accidents involving large commercial vehicles have the capacity to cause greater harm to more people than do other crashes on the road. The simple fact is that 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks are bigger and heavier than other vehicles, and therefore when they hit something, they hit it with more force.