If you have ever traveled on a New Haven road with behind a tractor trailer truck, RV, or bus you know that they are higher and wider than most other vehicles on the road. They are slow to accelerate and require more distance to stop and make turns. Additionally, these large vehicle have areas around them where crashes are more likely to occur and cause New Haven auto accidents.
Trucks have blindspots where the driver cannot see your car and once you learn them you can keep yourself and your passengers safe.
- Trucks, tractor-trailers, buses and RVs have big blindspots on both sides, which are dangerous because these vehicles must make wide turns. They are much larger than your car’s blind spots. If you can’t see the driver’s face in his side view mirror, then he can’t see you.
- Trucks, tractor-trailers, buses and RVs have huge blindspots directly behind them. The driver can’t see your car behind his vehicle and you can’t see what’s happening in traffic ahead of his vehicle. Always maintain a safe following distance.
- You could get rear-ended by a truck, bus or RV if you cut in front too soon after passing the vehicle. If you cut in front and then suddenly slow down, truck, bus and RV drivers are forced to slam on their brakes. These vehicles need nearly twice the time and room to stop as cars.
- Trucks, buses and RVs sometimes need to swing wide to the left or right in order to safely make a turn. They can’t see the cars directly behind or beside them.
If you or a loved one was involved in a crash, contact the New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Law Firm. We can help protect your long-term interests.