Driving Tips To Avoid A Trucking Accident

Unfortunately, trucking accidents happen on a daily basis. There are a number of factors that contribute to accidents with trucks, but so many can be avoided if people would take the time to slow down and pay attention to their surroundings.

Until that happens, however, it's best if we all just take the time to learn about how to stay safe while sharing the roadway with trucks, so we'd like to provide you with the following tips:

Be mindful of turning trucks. Big trucks make wide turns, so you need to be sure to give them enough room to make those turns. Don't try to cut them off or go around them, just stop and allow them to proceed, keeping both yourself and the truck driver safe.

Can you see the truck driver? If not, he can't see you either. Don't remain in a truck driver's blind spot for very long. Pay attention and move quickly to pass him and get yourself back into his vision.

Trucks can't stop on a dime. Your physics lesson from high-school science comes into play here: big trucks can't stop immediately, it takes them some time. This is so important for you to remember as you're weaving in and out of traffic. Be mindful as you pass the trucks to give them enough space when you move to his lane and enter in front of him.

Please reach out to your team if you've been injured in a car accident that involved a truck. Our experienced team can work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.