Tips On Avoiding Crashes With Tractor-Trailers

One in eight fatal accidents in the United States are caused when tractor trailers crash into other vehicles.

I was just hired to represent a man who fortunately was not killed but was seriously injured, so I thought I’d share a few facts about them to alert you to their dangers. They can weigh 80,000 pounds, take 40 percent or longer than an automobile to stop, create strong wind turbulence, can easily jack-knife, and are sometimes driven by inexperienced, unqualified , or rushed people.

Take extra care when driving near a tractor trailer. Always keep your distance by leaving enough room for braking and maneuvering. Stay out of their blind spots. Be careful when passing. Get out of their way if they are tailgating you.

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