What can motorists do to steer clear of truck accidents?

Highway driving around the San Diego area can be quite challenging. This is due in no small part to the proliferation of tractor trailers filling the roadways. You may have even had the unnerving experience of being surrounded by big rigs while wondering if the drivers were aware of your presence.

Experiencing trepidation when driving near trucks is perfectly understandable. After all, these vehicles dwarf typical passenger cars in physical size and weight. And while you may feel nervous in the vicinity of trucks, you will nonetheless have to share the road with them.

So, what can you do to avoid accidents when driving near trucks? Well, here are a few things you may want to keep in mind:

  • Do not abruptly change lanes in front of a truck.
  • Keep out of the right side area of a truck that is making a right turn.
  • Avoid driving in a truck?s blind spots, also called "No-Zones."
  • Try not to get stuck driving in between tractor trailers
  • When you see a truck is merging or changing lanes, speed up or slow down appropriately.

These tips can help you stay out of harm?s way when on the road with large trucks. This article offers further information to help keep you safe.

But even if you do your best to drive safely around trucks, those who operate the big rigs must do their part as well. Should a truck driver be fatigued or in some way distracted while behind the wheel, a serious accident could occur.

Victims of truck accidents could suffer serious injuries. They may even require a long stay in a hospital followed by an extended period of rehabilitation. The medical and other expenses associated with long-term care could prove quite significant.

If you are ever involved in a truck accident, you may wish to contact a California personal injury attorney. An attorney could possibly provide you with accident investigation and personal representation services.

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