How To Swerve From An 18-Wheeler

Posted on : August 30, 2018

Don’t you hate driving next to those transporter trucks? It’s so nerve-wracking to be beside them on the highway for even a minute. You can never tell if they’re going to merge onto your side unless you’re in their view – which is always a few feet behind them when you’re driving on the left or right. Sadly, if you’re beside them, they won’t be able to see you. And if their exit is coming up you’d probably get in an accident if they don’t recall seeing you. Therefore, here are a few things you should do if you’re driving by an 18-wheeler.

Blind Spots: Avoid blind spots — behind and beside. The drivers of these transporter vehicles have larger blind spots than those of normal vehicles. Therefore, it is best to stay a couple of feet away from their behind whether you’re in the side or not. If you find yourself next to the 18-wheeler try to slow down or speed up to avoid a collision that can cost you money or even worse, your life.

Be Aware: Take a look at your surroundings. If you see a big truck close to you, keep in mind the road you are on. If an exit is up ahead and you’re driving by an 18-wheeler make sure you’re not in a blind spot – or you can always merge into a different lane. Keep in mind that these trucks have a different acceleration and braking system. Abrupt changes don’t occur to them easily. Therefore, taking charge of your vehicle to the convenience of the commercial truck will be beneficial to both parties.

Slow Down With Obstacles: In the morning this can be difficult. You want to be at work in a timely manner. However, if construction or an accident is ahead you’ll have to slow down – especially when transporters are in the same route – there are a lot on the road in the morning. What’s more important? Getting to work on time or saving your life and your money? Avoid an accident by slowing down through traffic or construction sites to avoid an unnecessary collision.

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