The cost and overall impact of an accident will be disruptive for any trucking business. There are numerous types of collisions and accidents that can occur when trucks are on the road.
However, technology is paving the way for new solutions with preemptive measures that companies can take to prevent different types of accidents. Vestige offers fleet and safety solutions including AI dash cams that capture a 360-degree view of the surrounding road as well as GPS tracking. GPS tracking ensures that fleet managers can access customized alerts as well as location updates in real-time. Using this technology, it is possible to avoid the disruption caused by accidents.
Common Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles
Accidents involving trucks have become more common in recent years. In 2021, there was a 13% increase in deaths involving trucks compared to the previous year. It’s also important to note that 74% of passenger vehicle cases involving a truck are fatal.
One study by the FMCSA found that the most common types of truck accidents are:
- Rear-end accidents
- Off the road or into another lane accidents
- Sideswipe truck accidents
- Rollover truck accidents
- Trucks turning into oncoming traffic
This study revealing the five common types of truck accidents highlights the importance of being able to see a full 360-degree view of the road around a truck. Accidents can occur from a range of different angles and sides as well as being caused by a variety of issues.
For instance, more than 23% of truck accidents involve a car being rear-ended. This is caused by a car or vehicle not stopping in time, resulting in it hitting the car ahead.
Over 17% of truck accidents were also caused by a truck being run off the road or driving into another lane. This can be due to issues with lack of training, driver distraction, or the truck being driven at a dangerous speed.
Sideswipe accidents may be caused by drivers not checking their blind spots when moving to another lane or merging with traffic. This type of accident can be greatly reduced by eliminating issues with blind spots.
How The Vestige 360-Degree Fleet Camera System Prevents Truck Accidents
The main accidents that occur involving trucks are caused by:
- Surrounding visibility
- Driver distractions and response time issues
- Poor driver behavior
The 360-degree AI camera system available from Vestige can be used to address all of these issues. With the 360-degree camera system and LCD Monitor, drivers will be able to view every area and point of the road surrounding the truck without any issues. Blind spots on the largest trucks are completely eliminated. This helps prevent collisions that are caused by a driver not seeing a car or vehicle when making a maneuver.
With a full-view cab, drivers are empowered to drive more safely and take the necessary action to prevent an accident. With a clear 360 camera system, drivers will know when they are too close to a vehicle either behind or in front of them. They can then change their driving as required.
The Vestige AI system is also able to detect dangerous driving behaviors including:
- Vehicles that are following too closely
- Dangerous lane departures
- Detection potential crashes
As well as being the best solution to prevent collisions with trucks on the road, the 360-degree fleet camera system available for truck fleets can be used to prove liability if an accident does occur. This can help ensure that companies are able to cut costs in terms of legal expenses.
Footage from an accident or collision may also be used to educate and train drivers, ensuring that they have the first-hand knowledge necessary to prevent an accident in the future.
Investing in this technology may even help trucking companies reduce insurance costs as levels of risk will be effectively mitigated.
With a multi-camera, 360-degree AI dashcam system companies can ensure that their drivers and their vehicles are provided with complete security and protection. Vestige systems utilize high-definition camera systems to ensure that drivers have the clearest view of the surrounding environment. All videos from the system can also be stored on a cloud-based portal for 90 days. This provides businesses with the time required to review the footage and assess whether any action is necessary.
The 360 cam solution from Vestige is available now and scalable to meet the demands of every trucking company. Using this technology accidents and other issues on the road can be prevented, reducing costs and eliminating disruption.