There is a trend in pickup truck design that has led to a growing problem on the roadways.
In recent years, truck makers have pushed the envelope for bigger and more aggressive models. Compared to 2000, pickups are now 24 percent heavier and the hood height is 11 inches taller – with the largest weighing in around 7,000 pounds.
These larger pickup truck designs, however, have also meant increased safety concerns such as bigger blind spots and longer braking distances. This puts truck drivers in danger of increased likelihood for accidents with pedestrians and drivers in smaller vehicles.
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