Reasons for truck accidents citied by drivers India 2020

According to a survey on the status of truck drivers in India, over-speeding was stated as the major cause for road crashes by the truck drivers as of February 2020. Fatigue and sleepiness was stated as the second major reason for road accidents among 38 percent of truck drivers in the south Asian country. The shortage of drivers in the market led to over burdening of truck drivers with long working hours by the fleet owners, which caused fatigue and reduced the resting time.

Reasons for accidents cited by truck drivers across India as of February 2020

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Release date

February 2020

Region

India

Survey time period

February 2020

Number of respondents

1,217 truck drivers

Age group

18 years+

Special properties

across ten cities.

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

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