Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ways to Avoid A Car Wreck #13

Last post in this series. I appreciate the nice comments, if anyone else has additional suggestions, please let me know and I will be sure to post them.

Avoid driving near trucks. Crashes involving large trucks often are fatal. When following a truck, stay far enough back so that you can see the truck's side mirrors. To pass a truck on a multilane road. wait for all other vehicles to clear the truck, then pass as rapidly as conditions and the speed limit safely allow. Be well past a truck before pulling in front of it.

Beware of the truck driver’s “No Zone.” Because of the size of the truck, the truck's blind spots are larger. Be vigilant in watching out for vehicles in the No-Zone. The No-Zone represents the danger areas, or blind spots, around trucks and buses where crashes are more likely to occur. One-third of all crashes between large trucks and cars take place in the No-Zone.

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