Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Expert Witnesses

Federal motor vehicle safety standards expert witnesses may opine on safety performance requirements for motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment, and related topics. In The Large Truck Crash Causation Study, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Office of Research and Analysis reports on:

Critical Events
Three major types of critical events were assigned to large trucks:

* Running out of the travel lane, either into another lane or off the road (32 percent of the large trucks in the LTCCS sample were assigned this critical event)

* Vehicle loss of control due to traveling too fast for conditions, cargo shift, vehicle systems failure, poor road conditions, or other reasons (29 percent)

* Colliding with the rear end of another vehicle in the truck?s travel lane (22 percent).

Read more: www.fmcsa.dot.gov.