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Safe Driving May Help Motorists Avoid Accidents with Trucks

Because of their weight, size and often hazardous freight, 18-wheelers can be exceptionally deadly in a collision, so motorists would do well to exercise caution when driving near them.

The American Trucking Associations has issued a set of safe-driving tips for motorists, including:

  • Large Trucks Have Blind Spots – If you can’t see the truck driver in his or her mirrors, then the truck driver can’t see you.
  • Do not cut in front of large trucks – Remember that trucks are heavier and take longer to make a complete stop, so avoid cutting quickly in front of them. A fully loaded tractor trailer takes a football field and both end zones to come to a complete stop when driving at highway speeds.

The Law Offices of Frank Branson, which provides legal representation to victims of trucking and other commercial vehicle accidents, urges all drivers to be courteous and cautious, particularly when driving near 18-wheelers.

Whether the cause is driver fatigue, improper truck maintenance, and/or improper screening, training and supervision of drivers, the Dallas truck accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson have the experience, resources and technical abilities to determine what happened and who should be held responsible.