When driving behind a large truck, you need to exercise special caution. Most trucks have many blind spots and their drivers can’t always see clearly what’s going on around them. Here are a few tips on avoiding a truck accident.
Keep a distance of around five seconds from the truck in front of you. The truck driver can’t see behind their truck, and you need to give them space so that they can maneuver without bumping into you. You also can’t see what’s going on in front of the truck, so you won’t be able to anticipate when the truck suddenly may make a short stop.
Give Space When Passing
When passing a truck, give them space. They can’t always see you, especially when you’re right near them. In addition, give them space when going back into the lane in front of them. The extended front part of the truck often blocks the driver’s view. If you drive too closely, wind resistance can also cause turbulence in your driving.
Avoid the Right Side
The driver can see less on the right side of the truck, so try passing them on the left side when you need to get in front of them. In addition, there is an added danger when the truck is turning, because the truck needs room to navigate, so give them extra space on the right side when they are turning.
If you do get into an accident, you need to get in touch with a lawyer immediately for legal help. Contact us today!