3 tips for driving awareness around trucks

Driving safe is not a matter of designated days, it is a lifestyle choice where the best-case scenario is that you continue to make it to your destinations safely and on time, and the worst-case scenarios include injuries that last with you for years or even the rest of your life. The Tennessee state government website reports that Dyer county experiences over 800 vehicle accidents per year on average.

There is no controlling every driver on the road, but you can take steps to avoid the worst of these. As a matter of inertia and physics, there is more at stake when a collision includes a truck-sized vehicle.

Be aware of your position

As the driver of a smaller vehicle or even as a fellow truck driver, it’s important to know where you are in relation to larger trucks. If you are near a large truck at its side, front or rear, you may be in a particular blind spot.

Be aware of the truck’s position

A frequent mistake smaller cars fall into is misjudging a truck’s position on a wide turn. It can be easy to forget how much space a truck needs for its maneuvering and failure to give the truck its appropriate berth may result in accidents.

Be aware of a truck driver’s training

One thing that often goes overlooked is that there are a number of new truck drivers on the road. We all need to start somewhere, but when your safety is on the line, it may be better to assume that they need all the room they can get as they learn.

As we have mentioned in the past, there is no safety measure too extreme that you can take around these vehicles. The risk of major injury and damage is great enough that each driver should be aware while on the busy roads.