- Never cut in front of a truck. A truck traveling 60 miles per hour may take 100 yards to come to a full stop.
- When passing a truck, do so quickly to minimize your time in the truck’s blind spot.
- Only change lanes when you can see both of the truck’s headlights in your rearview mirror.
- Avoid passing a truck on the right. The right side blind spot of a truck runs the length of the truck and extends out three lanes.
- Keep a safe distance from trucks. Allow 10 car lengths behind you when you get in front of a truck and stay back 20 to 25 car lengths when following a truck.
With speeds up to 70 miles-per-hour on an interstate highway, a collision can happen in a split second. Any type of impact can be life changing, but when tractor-trailers are involved, the results are usually far more devastating.Trucking accidents can cause life-changing injuries such asAAA statistics report that automobile drivers caused 80 percent of fatal accidents involving cars and trucks.What You Can DoWhat can you do to make the road a safer place? Some rules of the road: