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Safety Tips with Trucks on the Road

SAVE ON INSURANCE

You can save on insurance when you follow these safety tips. By driving carefully and having a good driving record, you pay lower premiums. Additionally, when you submit fewer claims, your premiums will also be lower.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!

Get enough rest before you go on a trip. Weariness causes unsafe decisions on the road. Eat well and get enough exercise to be fairly fit. Do not drive when you feel sleepy or when taking medicine that causes drowsiness. Don’t drive unless you are healthy and had enough rest.

ALWAYS MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE

Your vehicle should be inspected before each trip and you should be sure the brakes are working, before risking your life and that of other innocent parties on the road.

BE AWARE OF BLIND SPOTS

Trucks have blind spots where they cannot see motorists who want to pass them . When you pass a truck, leave enough space between you and the truck, so that you are visible to the truck driver.

SLOW DOWN IN WORK ZONES

Watch out for construction workers on the road. Almost one-third of fatal accidents in working zones involve large trucks. Reduce speed and give yourself enough room.

ALWAYS KEEP UP YOUR DISTANCE

Leave a large enough following distance between you and the vehicle in front. Hitting a vehicle from behind, automatically puts you “at fault,” despite the situation and the real guilty party. As large trucks require more distance for stopping, calculate braking situations carefully.

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT

Wear your belt for safety and control, as it can save your life and those around you. You will be held in your seat and allowed control of vehicle.

ALWAYS DRIVE DEFENSIVELY

Do not drive aggressively. Aggression causes accidents and fatalities. Keep your distance and retain a safe speed.

BE HELPFUL

Help stranded motorists where possible. Report crashes, unsafe drivers, unsafe vehicles and unsafe road conditions that can lead to crashes. Help make the roads safer and ultimately lower road casualties.

 

 

Ref.: http://www.sharetheroadsafely.org