Some Tips for Avoiding Truck Accidents

There are some simple rules you can follow to reduce the risk of a collision with a large truck:
• Be aware of the “blind-spots” of large trucks, they cannot see you if you cannot see them in their side-view mirrors
• Large trucks need more room to make right-hand turns, don’t try to pass them by turning right inside the area they leave to make their larger turns
• Multiple trailer trucks have additional connection points which leaves them more unstable, be aware of the potential for jackknifing, overturning and lane encroachment
• Large trucks have a higher center of gravity which means that sharp turns and steep hills are more dangerous because of their decreased maneuverability

Being aware of how different a large truck handles compared to the vehicles that we are used to driving every day can help you to avoid a collision with a large truck.

This article is for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Please contact an attorney in your local area for more information about truck accidents.


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