Truck-related accident study gains approval in Virginia

| Wednesday, April 17, 2002

The Virginia General Assembly has approved a resolution requesting a study on crashes involving trucks and other large vehicles. The study, to be conducted by Crash Investigation Team of Virginia Commonwealth University's Transportation Safety Training Center and the Virginia Transportation Research Council, will investigate why other motorists collide with trucks and other large vehicles stopped on the roadways and shoulders of highways. The study also will make recommendations as to how the frequency and severity of such crashes may be reduced.

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