New data from Verizon Connect shows commercial drivers are far safer than the public perceives them to be.
According to reports, 83 percent of Americans believe they are safer behind the wheel than commercial drivers. However, drivers of light to heavy duty commercial vehicles are involved in just 3 percent of sever crashes. A majority of respondents also said they had witnessed commercial vehicles being driven dangerously (81 percent) or witnessed an accident involving a commercial vehicle (54 percent).
Most respondents also said they believe commercial drivers should be monitored by video cameras or other similar technology. About 42 percent believe dashboard cameras are the best option.