Commercial Driver Traffic Violations and Future Crash Likelihood

A recent research study conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute concluded the following:

If a Commercial Vehicle driver had a….

 

Their Future Crash Likelihood Increases:

 

Reckless Driving violation

 

325%

Improper Turns violation

 

105%

Improperor Erratic Lane Change conviction

100%

Failure to Yield Right of Way conviction

 

97%

Improper Turn conviction

 

94%

Failure to Keep in Proper Lane conviction

 

91%

Improper Lane Change violation

 

78%

Failure to Yield Right of Way violation

70%

Driving Too Fast for Conditions conviction

62%

Any conviction

56%

Speeding More Than 15 Miles over Speed

Limit conviction

56%

RecklessI CarelessIInattentiveINegligent

Driving conviction

53%

Following too closely conviction

50%

Improper LaneILocation conviction

 

47%

Any moving violation

41%

Following Too Close violation

40%

Speeding violation

35%

Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device violation

 

30%

Failureto Obey Traffic SignalILight conviction

 

29%

Speeding 1 to 15 Milesover Speed Limit conviction

26%

Failure to Obey Traffic Sign conviction

24%

Size and Weight violation

21%

Any OOS violation

16%

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