Give truckers the space they need to operate safely. Tractor-trailers need room to make right-hand turns. If a truck has its right turn signal on but is veering to the left, the driver is creating the angle to successfully navigate the turn, not inviting the car behind it to squeeze by on the right.

A truck’s blind spots are larger than you might realize due to the length and height of the truck, and the lack of a center rearview mirror. Don’t follow too closely, and don’t meander alongside one. If you are passing, do it quickly.

When merging onto a highway, vehicles on the on-ramp must yield—even if it means coming to a complete stop. Truckers will try to move over one lane if it’s safe to do so to accommodate a merging vehicle, but it’s not always possible. Do not cut in front of them.

Truck Accidents Can Be Avoided With Safe Driving

The goal is for trucks and cars to safely coexist on the roadways. That’s more easily done if everyone is on the same page. If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident fill out a contact form here or call (404) 474-0804 to speak with our attorneys.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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