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Sharing The Road

SHARING THE ROAD WITH LARGE TRUCKS AND BUSES

You will always be sharing the road with trucks because they haul more freight more miles than any other form of transportation.

Trucks are the sole method of delivery and pickup for 77% of America’s communities. A typical tractor-trailer combination, a power unit pulling a loaded semi-trailer hinged to its rear end, may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Depending on the trailer length, the total length of the combination may exceed 70 feet. On the busiest intercity routes, a driver may encounter double or even triple- trailer combinations sometimes exceeding 100 feet in length. Trucks were involved in only 12% of fatal accidents nationally in 1996. However, research reveals that passenger car drivers made mistakes in 70% of those fatal crashes involving large trucks.

While everyone may make a mistake once in a while, colliding with a truck or bus could be your last one. When driving on the highway you are at a serious disadvantage if involved in a crash with a larger vehicle. In crashes involving large trucks, the occupants of a car, usually the driver, sustain 78% of fatalities.

Many truck-car crashes could be avoided if drivers know about truck (and bus) limitations and how to steer clear of unsafe situations involving large vehicles. Seems obvious, doesn’t it? But the fact is that while most people realize that it is more difficult to drive a truck than a car, many don’t know exactly what a truck’s limitations are in terms of maneuverability, stopping distances, and blind-spots.

Remember: Large trucks, recreational vehicles, and buses are not simply big cars.

The bigger they are:

1. The bigger their blind spots, trucks have deep blind spots in front, behind and on both sides.

2. The longer it takes them to stop, a car traveling at 55 M.P.H. can stop in about 240 feet; however, a truck traveling at that speed takes about 450+ feet to stop.

3. The more room they need to maneuver, such as making right turns. Trucks must swing wide to the left to safely negotiate a right turn. They cannot see cars behind or beside them.

4. The longer it takes an automobile to pass them.

5. As stated above the more likely you are to be the “loser” in a collision.

Truck drivers are always watching for smaller vehicles and working to avoid collisions.

There are some techniques that you can use to help them – and yourself – share the road safely and reduce the likelihood of a collision with a large vehicle.

Do NOT enter a roadway in front of a large vehicle, a truck or bus can’t slow down or stop as quickly as an automobile. By pulling out in front of these vehicles you could easily cause a rear-end collision

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