America’s road network is exceptional, and yet it’s not without its flaws. The main asphalt arteries that connect major cities and states can suffer from being clogged by heavy goods vehicles hauling their loads at slow speeds, for example.
Traveling on these major trucking routes is often unavoidable for other drivers, which isn’t ideal from a safety perspective. With that in mind, let’s talk about steps you can take to reduce the risks you face when sharing the road with trucks.
Keep your distance and be aware of blind spots
The first mistake many motorists make is getting too close to trucks because their size and scale mean that the people behind the wheel are afflicted by blind spots in certain positions.
This is why tailgating a truck is never wise, and why you also have to be on your guard when passing in a lane directly adjacent to them