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Follow These Safety Tips When Driving Around Trucks on The Road

Posted November 11, 2020 | Personal Injury Blog

The holidays are upon us. Essential truck drivers are working even harder for us on the front lines, carrying us through this time to deliver our precious goods. We have seen an increase with commercial trucks on the road. So be courteous. Driving around commercial trucks can be dangerous, so make sure to take extra precautions.

The risk of an accident increases with these vehicles because they have larger blind spots, can not maneuver as easily, and take longer to stop compared to passenger vehicles.

Fielding law shares 10 safety tips for driving around trucks:

1 – Avoid blind spots

2 – Practice safe passing

3 – Allow yourself more time to pass

4 – Watch for wide turns

5 – Increase the following distance to four seconds

6 – Drive courteously

7 – Wear your seatbelt

8 – Stay focused

9 – Don’t drive drowsy

10 – Don’t drive under the influence

If you have been injured, contact Fielding Law – they will investigate your claim, inform you of the legal options that are available and help protect your rights as you pursue compensation. Their truck accident lawyers know trucking laws and how commercial trucking operations work. They will investigate your case, identify potentially liable parties and help you recover the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

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Text edited by Mitchell Fielding, a personal injury lawyer and partner at Fielding Law. Mitchell is known for his hard work ethic, friendly personality and dedication to the law. You can find out personal injury law offices in Taylorsville, UT and Mesquite, TX.