Study Finds Crashes Involving Road Debris Up 40 Percent Since 2001

Study Finds Crashes Involving Road Debris Up 40 Percent Since 2001

The new study, released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, found that more than 200,000 crashes involved debris on U.S. roadways during the past four years.

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Property Casualty 360 reported that a new study has confirmed that crashes involving vehicle-related road debris have increased by 40 percent since 2001.

The new study, released by the Washington, D.C.-based AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, found that more than 200,000 crashes involved debris on U.S. roadways during the past four years. Debris-related crashes, according to the study, are much more likely to occur on Interstate highways. Driving at high speeds increases the risk for vehicle parts to become detached or cargo to fall onto the roadway.

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