This infographic from Gary A. Peterson highlights how many trucks and other vehicles are involved in fatal accidents each year, as well as how many pedestrians and cyclists are killed as a result. Also included is the total number of fatal truck accidents in the U.S. between 2004 and 2008—and the number is a staggering one.
The infographic also includes a color-coded map of the United States, with a state-by-state breakdown of the number of truck accidents that occurred within that same four-year period. Driving conditions are also specified, including distance, weather, and other environmental factors.
Finally, the graphic provides a visual representation of what caused the accidents, such as recklessness, drowsiness, drugs or alcohol, speed, and distraction.