It’s no secret that interstates and highways across the state of Nevada see high volumes of commercial traffic. Tractor-trailers are the most efficient way to ship goods and merchandise, so they are vital to the economy. However, it can be very intimidating traveling at high speeds in close proximity to these massive trucks. Since tractor-trailers are so big, truck accidents involving passenger vehicles are more likely to be very serious or fatal. Here’s how Nevada drivers can safely share the road with tractor-trailers.
Drivers should always remember that tractor-trailers have large blind spots. Avoid lingering in them. All motorists should keep in mind that, if they cannot see the truck driver’s mirrors, the truck driver cannot see them. Also, give tractor-trailers plenty of space and never make sudden movements when traveling near them. Because these trucks are so big, they take longer to stop and require extra space to maneuver.
These trucks are not on the road to be an annoyance. Truck drivers are working to safely reach their destinations, so be courteous and give tractor-trailers the respect they deserve. It should go without saying, but never text and drive or use a cellphone behind the wheel. Distracted driving is always dangerous, but it can be even more hazardous when driving near tractor-trailers.
When traveling these days, it’s almost impossible to avoid sharing the road with tractor-trailers. By practicing the aforementioned tips, Nevada drivers can prevent truck accidents and arrive safely to their destinations. However, those who suffer injuries or loss due to negligence in a crash have the option to pursue legal action. By filing a lawsuit, victims and families could be awarded much-needed compensation to help with medical expenses and other financial losses.