When you are driving on a highway, you almost always see large vehicles, like semi-trucks, driving down the highway. For the most part, seeing semi-trucks on the road is no big deal, but what would happen if the large vehicle got in an accident? One of the issues with accidents involving large vehicles is that the passengers of the smaller cars suffer the brunt of the impact. That’s why it’s important to know the limitations of large vehicles, so you’ll know how to drive around them safely.
Staying safe around semi-trucks
Drivers of large trucks sit up higher so they can see farther down the road. However, they have limited side and back visibility. This is because large trucks have blind spots which are found around the front, back and sides of the truck. You need to be extra careful when you are in one of those blind spots. According to reports, most car and truck crashes are the car driver’s fault.
One way you can be sure that the truck driver sees you is to make sure you can see the truck driver in the driver side mirror. When you are passing a truck, make sure that you can see the front of the truck in your rear-view mirror before merging back in front of them. Also, never swerve in front of a car or try to do anything that would make the truck driver come to a sudden stop. It takes longer for trucks to come to a complete stop. This could cause an accident. It also helps to stay extra alert with truck drivers and their signals. Give them more room to move around.
As a Kentucky Truck Accident Attorney, I would like to remind drivers to give semi-trucks space. They tend to be big and slow, but they transport most of the products that we use on a daily basis. Also, trucks tend to be on time limits, so they have to deliver their products by a certain time. This could cause them to drive faster and push themselves to make the dead line. So, please respect truck drivers and give them space. Also, don’t cut them off when merging in front of them. We want everyone to be safe on the roads. Please drive carefully.