Basic driving habits practiced by motorists when sharing the road with trucks could save many lives. To achieve our objective of sharing the road safely we have a few facts about trucks that non truckers need to know and remember the next time you go on the road.
Here are a few facts and tips:
Avoid Blind Spots
- 70% of all truck-related car fatalities are initiated by car drivers.
- 35% of them occur in the blind spots around trucks.
Caution in Bad Weather
Help trucks get by
Allow some space
If you position your vehicle slightly to the right of the lane the driver will know you are behind and can take precautions.
Truck wheels may throw up rocks – and certainly do throw up water when it’s raining.
Don’t cut in front
Don’t cross behind
Safety around Trucks with FleetWatch