Although most businesses and employers in New Jersey and elsewhere consider workplace safety to be an incredibly important goal, it can be difficult to actually achieve safety, especially when it comes to certain industries. Some industries just have more hazards than others, which can make creating a safe workplace difficult for employers in these particular industries.
New Jersey drivers could be at risk of an accident involving a large truck with faulty brakes. According to the U.S Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there is a link between brake violations and crashes. A study found that trucks involved in a motor vehicle accident in which the truck's ability to brake was a cause had a 50 percent higher likelihood of a brake violation than trucks in crashes where braking was not a critical factor. Furthermore, almost 46 percent of trucks in accidents where braking was a factor had brake violations versus around 30 percent of trucks in accidents in which the brakes were not a factor.