Traveling down Interstates 95 and 91 in New Haven can become very frightening when maneuvering around those large tractor trailer trucks. The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has compiled a pamphlet with some driving tips on how to safely maneuver around and avoid a New Haven auto accident.
1. Stay out of blind spots.
Never linger in any of the four blind spots on a truck. If you cannot see the truck’s side mirrors, the driver cannot see you!
2. Pass safely.
Always pass a truck on the left side. Do not speed up to pass the truck or go back into the truck’s traveling lane without providing the appropriate distance between your car and the truck. Trucks need more space to slow down.
3. Follow safely.
Do not follow too closely, As mentioned in #1, if you can’t see the mirrors, the driver can’t see you.
4. Stay in your lane.
The two right lanes on Connecticut highways are reserved for trucks. If you are traveling below the speed limit, state law requires you to be the in the right lane. This allows a truck to pass your car safely.
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a truck accident, an experienced New Haven auto accident attorney may be able to help with your claim. Contact our firm for a free consultation.