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Take these precautions to prevent truck accidents

Tractor-trailers are massive vehicles, so they deserve respect. For drivers in Kentucky, traveling near these massive trucks can be daunting and incredibly intimidating. Because these vehicles are so big, truck accidents are more likely to end in severe injuries or death. Drivers of smaller passenger vehicles can take precautions to reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring. Here are a few tips that may be helpful when sharing the road with tractor-trailers.

Always give tractor-trailers their space and never follow too closely. What would happen if a car is following too closely and a truck blows a tire? Those who are in the car could possibly suffer serious injuries. This is just one reason why maintaining a safe distance is important. Also, following a truck too closely means that drivers will have less time to stop and their vehicle could slide under the truck.

Another important safety tip is to avoid the truck's blind spots. Tractor-trailers have large blind spots on both sides of the vehicle. Trucks make wide turns, and truck drivers will be unable to see any vehicles that may be in their blind spots, so stay out of these zones. If attempting to pass a tractor-trailer, do it quickly and don't linger in blind spots.

The most important piece of advice is to be aware. Drivers should always remain focused behind the wheel and pay attention to surroundings at all times. Unfortunately, truck accidents can still happen regardless of safety precautions. Those in Kentucky who have suffered injuries or loss in these types of accidents could benefit by seeking the services of a knowledgeable and skilled attorney.

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