As spring gets under way in Anchorage, many of you may be heading to the local automotive dealerships to purchase a new pickup truck. As an Alaska personal injury attorney, I’ve unfortunately seen many truck accidents leave innocent people severely injured—or worse.
At Kelley & Canterbury LLC, we want everyone in Anchorage to be as safe as possible when out on the road. If you feel inclined to purchase a new pickup this spring, we hope you factor safety into your decision.
In an effort to keep you, your family, and all your passengers safe for years to come, we recently found a list of the safest pickup trucks currently on the road. According to US News & World Report, the following full-size pickup trucks rank in this order in the safety category (scores are on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best rating):
- 2014 Toyota Tundra: 10.0
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado: 9.4
- 2014 GMC Sierra 1500: 9.4
- 2014 Ford F-150: 9.3
- 2014 Ram 1500: 8.5
- 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid: 8.1
- 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid: 8.1
- 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche: N/A
- 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT: N/A
- 2014 Nissan Titan: N/A
It is important to remember that when organizing this list, we looked only at the safety ranking, not the overall ranking. (For example, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is ranked the best overall full-size pickup truck, but is second on the safety list.)
In 2012, there were 59 total traffic-related fatalities in Alaska, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 39 of those deaths were passengers. When purchasing a pickup truck in Anchorage, it is important to not only consider your own safety, but also the well being of your passengers.
If you have questions about pickup truck accident injuries in Alaska, or have been injured in an accident at the fault of another, contact an experienced Anchorage truck accident injury attorney today.
Good luck with your pickup truck shopping in Anchorage this spring and please remember: safety is the most important thing to consider when purchasing a vehicle.