Transport Truck Driver Errors Cause Thousands of Crashes

Provincial police are pointing to two behaviours by transport truck drivers that cause the most crashes.

As part of this year's Operation Corridor, the OPP have identified tailgating and improper lane changes as the top two problems.

Statistics show those caused 40 per cent of all crashes involving a transport truck.

The OPP calls crashes with commercial vehicles a significant road safety issue.

63 people were killed and more than 1100 people injured in collisions that involved a transport truck in Ontario last year.

The OPP responded to nearly 7,700 such crashes through the year.