Occupants of a car, usually the driver, sustain 78 percent of fatalities in crashes involving large trucks. There are several driving behaviors that you can adopt to help prevent traffic accidents with commercial motor vehicles like tractor trailer trucks, tanker trucks, dump trucks, etc...
Ways to Prevent Truck Accidents
- Don't cut in front of a large vehicle:
- Always buckle your seat belt:
- Watch blind spots:
- Inattentive drivers:
- Aggressive drivers:
- Avoid squeeze play:
- Never drink and drive:
Alcohol affects a person's ability to make crucial driving decisions. You are not the only one in danger when you choose to drink and drive. You are sharing the road with everyone, including large vehicles and you increase your chances of getting into an accident. Odds of surviving an accident with a large truck are very low, so think before you drink.
If you or a loved one are ever seriously injured in a truck accident, you may need an experienced truck accident lawyer to represent your claim. Truck accident attorneys at The Derrick Law Firm understand the importance of collecting evidence as soon as possible, thoroughly evaluating all related medical records, and obtaining the full value of each case.
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