One of the threats in New York highways is truck driver fatigue, as reported in WPIX. According to the report, there were 94 recorded fatalities in New York in 2013 due to tractor trailer crashes. The national figure was even more alarming: almost 4,000 fatalities in 2013.
The annual average for fatalities arising from tractor trailer accidents is 4,500. In non-fatal crashes, many of those involved in such an accident suffer serious injuries, while almost all such accidents lead to property damage and productivity loss.