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Increasing Number Of Trucks in Corpus Christi Threatens Security

Lucrecia Guerra2 years ago

In Corpus Christi, Texas, an increase of trucking activity along the Tuloso Midway ISD bus route is a concerning issue for neighborhood parents.

About Corpus Christi Neighborhood Concern

Parents in the neighborhood told KRIS-TV that children are now more exposed to accidents due to the increase of trucks transiting around school buses.

The kids are picked up at the intersection of I-37 and the Joe Fulton Corridor, but trucks have put kids at risk when they are picked up for school by ignoring school bus stop signs.

The citizens note that homes were built before the corridor, and satellites images show how congested traffic has become over the past few years due to the heavy transit in Joe Fulton Corridor.

Authorities claim there is no easy solution, but stress that drivers must respect stop signs from school buses. Motorcycle police have been stationed in the area to ensure traffic laws are being followed. 

National Auto Accident Statistics 

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 33,561 people were killed in traffic collisions in 2012 – up 3.3 percent from 32,479 in 2011.
  • Of those:
    • 21,667 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 4,957 were motorcyclists (operators and passengers)
    • 4,743 were pedestrians
    • 726 were pedalcyclists
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 223 were listed as unkown.
  • Another 2,362,000 people were injured in traffic collision, marking a 6.5 percent increase from 2,217,000 in 2011.

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