Many people become frustrated or intimidated while navigating around commercial trucks, especially on the interstate. Because of the dangers and associated risks that come along with a truck accident, drivers must be especially careful. Here are some tips to keep in mind when driving around commercial trucks:
- Do not cut off a truck. If you cut in front of a truck, or any other large vehicle, you can cause a chain reaction of emergency braking and swerving. Trucks have a much greater stopping distance than cars, so keep that in mind when changing lanes.
- Wear your seatbelt. It may sound like common sense, but many fatal car accidents involve drivers and passengers who were not wearing their seat belts. Buckling up is the single biggest thing you can do to prevent injury or death in the event of an accident.
- Avoid blind spots. Semi trucks have much larger blind spots than cars, and chances are if you are on the side of or behind a truck, the driver cannot see you. Be aware of this and always drive defensively. It is never smart to cruise in a trucker’s blind spot.
- Have patience. Don’t try to weave around trucks or squeeze into tight spots.
Keeping these tips in mind will greatly reduce your risk of being involved in a truck accident. Buckle up and drive safe!
Spevack Law Firm—Middlesex County truck accident attorneys.