Trucking accidents are dangerous for passenger vehicle drivers. The size of a passenger vehicle makes it prone to being crushed under the weight of a larger truck. It’s a risk to those involved and results in a higher likelihood of suffering a serious or fatal injury.
As someone who drives often, it’s important to understand how to avoid getting into an accident with a truck driver. While many accidents are a result of a driver’s inattention or negligence, you can still take steps to avoid a crash.
One thing you can do is to avoid cutting off a truck driver in traffic. Don’t pull out in front of him too quickly, and avoid driving too closely in front of him. Trucks require a longer time to stop, so not placing space between yourself and the truck could result in a crash.
Another thing to do is to make sure you don’t pass trucks on the right-hand side. The right sides of trucks have more blind spots, which makes it more likely for the driver to attempt to enter your lane. Pass trucks on the left to make yourself easier to see.
Finally, remember that you may not be visible to a driver depending on where you are. Try not to ride too closely to the truck along the sides or back. If you can’t see the driver’s mirrors, it’s probable that he or she can’t see you, either.
Truck crashes aren’t always preventable, but good safety tips always help. If you’re hurt, remember that you have a right to compensation. Our site has more information.