Posted in Truck Accidents on December 24, 2019
When you are driving, you should do everything you can to stay safe. This includes understanding that large trucks have large blind spots. These are called “no-zones” that should be avoided if at all possible. Driving around larger trucks on the roadways can be intimidating. Crashes involving these large vehicles can lead to serious injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded eighteen-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When considering that the average passenger vehicle weighs just 4,000 pounds, we can see why understanding no-zones is important.
All vehicles have blind spots. The larger the vehicle, the larger these bling spots become. According to the FMCSA, a large truck has a total of four blind spots. These are referred to as the “no-zones.” These no-zones include:
When you enter into a truck’s blind spots, the truck driver cannot see you. You are at risk of being involved in a serious truck accident. These incidents could cause:
The best way to avoid crashes with large trucks is understanding that the no-zones are to be avoided if at all possible. According to the FMCSA, there were around 148,000 people injured and 4,716 people killed in incidents involving large truck crashes during the latest reporting year in the US. These incidents often lead to severe injuries, including:
There are several preventative measures that drivers can take to avoid a truck’s no-zones. This includes:
If you’ve been injured, call our Atlanta personal injury lawyers today.
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