Measures to Take to Avoid a Trucks Blind Spots

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Measures to Take to Avoid a Truck's Blind Spots


Driving in a truck driver's blind spot can lead to dangerous accidents since the truck driver is unable to see you. These blind spots are situated at the truck's: • sides • rear • front To avoid disastrous accidents, drivers of the vehicles sharing the road with trucks should know how to avoid these blind spots. Let's find out some of the methods.


Avoid Following a Truck Closely While driving behind a truck, maintain enough distance between your vehicle and the truck so that you have enough room to maneuver the vehicle to safety if the truck suddenly hits the brake. A distance of at least 20 – 25 car lengths is adequate.


Pay Attention to the Truck's Movement Owing to the large size of the truck, its movement is quite different from that of a car. It is always wise to focus on the road ahead and the movement of the truck. This will help you anticipate the minor turns that it takes while traveling and you can adjust your vehicle's movement accordingly.


Is Your Vehicle Visible in the Truck's Mirrors? If your vehicle is visible to the truck driver, the odds of an accident is reduced. The rule of thumb is: if you can see the truck driver in the truck's mirror, chances are, s/he can see your vehicle too. While driving near a truck at night, you should keep your headlights on so that the truck driver can detect your presence.


Be Aware of the Truck's Signal for Changing Lanes The right blind spot of the truck is quite large. Getting trapped here while the truck is changing lanes can be dangerous, fatal too. Therefore, you should pay close attention to the truck 's signals for changing lanes and drive accordingly to avoid an accident.


Be Extremely Careful While Passing a Truck Did you know that it takes approximately 25 seconds to pass a large truck? While passing a truck, you should: • ensure that you have signaled the truck driver of your intention • ensure that there is no other vehicle blocking the lane • not linger on the truck's side and pass as soon as possible • avoid cutting in front of the truck as soon as you pass


Truck accidents are catastrophic and have more severe impacts than those of other vehicles. Therefore, you should take all preventive measures to avoid these. However, accidents are unprecedented. In that event, you should immediately contact a truck accident attorney to recover the compensation you deserve.


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