The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has been collecting and processing truck GPS information since
2002. They use the data from 600,000 trucks in support of the Federal
Highway Administration’s Freight Performance Measures initiative
to quantify the impact of traffic congestion on truck-borne freight at
300 specific locations across the U.S., Indiana included. Bottlenecked
traffic has a major impact on the flow of safe transportation. One statistic
says the cost is equivalent to 264,500 truck drivers sitting still for
an entire year.
The GPS data results from 2017 show that Indiana has two of the top 100
congested roadways where truck bottlenecks occur. They can be found in
Indianapolis at these interstate locations:
Bottlenecks in these areas typically happen when there is a limited physical
capacity for the number of vehicles on the roadway. Truck bottlenecks
can quickly turn into car and other motor vehicle bottlenecks, slowing
everyone on the roadway into turtle-like speed. Analysts do see an association
between truck and other vehicle backups resulting in accidents. Accident
reports on the I-65 roadways have shown the congested areas having stop-and-go
traffic, increasing a risk for front- and rear-end collisions for all
types of vehicles.
In addition, with the rise of distracted drivers, poor driving habits and
bottleneck traffic we see a major chain reaction of accidents and injuries
on these Indiana roadways.
Drivers shouldn’t speed or drive recklessly because they risk the
chance of causing a tragic accident, especially within a traffic jam.
If you have been injured in an accident in a bottleneck interstate zone,
the attorneys at
Wagner Reese can assist you in recovering damages for your injury and subsequent medical bills.
Stephen Wagner and Jason Reese can work directly with you and handle your
car accident claim with years of experience and proven results. Call the
law firm of Wagner Reese today at (888) 204-8440 for your FREE consultation.