When sharing the Connecticut roads with big rigs, it is important to keep safety in mind. Many passenger car drivers experience anxiety on the roads with large trucks. There is no way to deny that accidents with big rigs tend to be more severe. The United States of Transportation explains the needs for truckers to have extra space.
One way that drivers can keep themselves safe around big rigs is to understand the blind spots. As a driver, you are normally aware of your own. Knowing your own blind spots can help you to figure out another vehicle’s, so that you know not to enter the blind spot.
With truckers, the blind spots are no-zones, and the more that you know about these zones, the more you can avoid them. First, you should know that the truck has four large blind spots on every side of the vehicle. It is up to you to take extra care if you have to pass a truck or bus. In addition, if you see a truck turning or changing lanes, remember the blind spots.
A larger vehicle needs a longer following distance. You should not be within 30 feet of a trucker from behind. If you cannot see the driver in his or her side mirror, then he or she cannot see you. Do not drive directly beside a big rig. If you are on the left, you can drive one lane over. If you are on the right, you should be more than two lanes over.
The provided information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be legal advice.