18 Wheeler Wrecks Caused by Snow and Ice Could be a FMCSA Regulatory Violation
Snow and ice is one of the worst enemies of safe driving. This is particularly true on highways or interstates. And this even more poignant when large commercial trucks like big rigs, 18 wheelers, semi tractors, and other box trucks are involved. It all boils down to science. Vehicles need friction to stop. The more force and momentum a vehicle has, the more friction that is required to stop it. The faster and heavier a vehicle is, the more force and momentum it will generate and those the more friction needed. Snow and ice reduce the coefficient of friction, which magnifies the amount of friction that is needed to stop a vehicle.