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Make safe passes to avoid truck accidents

Interstates across the state of Kentucky are constantly bustling with travelers, and large tractor-trailers make up a large percentage of the overall traffic. Traveling at high speeds on a crowded interstate highway next to these massive trucks is enough to rattle even the most experienced drivers. Truck accidents need to be avoided at all costs. Trying to pass a tractor-trailer is something that can be particularly intimidating. Here are a few tips on how to safely pass a tractor-trailer.

Truck accidents: How to share the road with tractor-trailers

Tractor-trailers are often considered the backbone of the United States economy. These massive vehicles are used to transport goods and merchandise across the country. The many interstates that cross the state of Kentucky are heavily utilized by tractor-trailers. Without question, it can be daunting to travel at high speeds next to these behemoths. Here are a few tips on how to safely share the road with tractor-trailers and prevent truck accidents.

Trailer manufacturers are helping to curb fatal truck accidents

Interstates and major highways across the state of Kentucky are heavily used by tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. Drivers of smaller passenger vehicles need to be extra cautious when sharing roadways with these massive trucks. Many fatal truck accidents happen when smaller vehicles slide underneath the trailers  Fortunately, more trailer manufacturers are taking precautions to prevent these kind of accidents from happening.

Truck accidents can be catastrophic

Tractor-trailers are the backbone of the U.S. economy. Major highways across the country are filled with commercial traffic 24 hours a day. For drivers in Kentucky, it is understandable to be nervous when sharing roadways with these speeding behemoths. Due to their sheer size, truck accidents can be absolutely catastrophic.

Truck accidents: Car pinned underneath trailer for over an hour

For motorists, few things are as intimidating as driving at high speeds alongside massive tractor-trailers. However, this is a daily occurrence for many drivers in Kentucky. Interstates and major highways across the state are heavily utilized by commercial traffic at all hours of the day. Unfortunately, as populations continue to rise, truck accidents will likely follow suit. A driver was injured in a recent crash between a car and a tractor-trailer, but authorities said it could have been much worse.

Truck accidents: 2 people hurt in interstate crash

Tractor-trailers, also referred to as 18-wheelers, are massive vehicles and it can be quite intimidating to share the road with these big rigs. Because of the size of these big rigs, Kentucky motorists should always give them plenty of room and try to stay out of the blind spots of the truck driver. Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of traffic on highways and interstates, truck accidents are almost unavoidable. Tragically, crashes involving tractor-trailers are more likely to be fatal.

Helpful tips for preventing truck accidents

For motorists in Kentucky, sharing roadways with large commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers is just part of driving. These days, there are more commercial vehicles on the road than ever before. Driving near tractor-trailers requires focus and attention. These tips may help drivers avoid truck accidents.

Truck accidents: Overturned trucks can cause hazardous conditions

These days, highways across the state of Kentucky are heavily utilized by tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. It goes without saying that the massive size of tractor-trailers make them very dangerous and intimidating for motorists in passenger vehicles. However, it is not only the size of these big trucks that make them dangerous. Tractor-trailers are often used to transport fuels, oil and other hazardous materials. When truck accidents occur, it is not uncommon for trucks to overturn and spill the contents of their trailers onto the road, creating dangerous conditions for other motorists.

Truck accidents: State of emergency declared along busy highway

The interstate highways that criss-cross the state of Kentucky are heavily utilized by commercial traffic. For motorists in smaller passenger vehicles, traveling at high speeds in close proximity to massive tractor-trailers and other large trucks can be incredibly intimidating. Sharing roadways with tractor-trailers is not only daunting, it is dangerous. Officials in Fort Mitchell recently declared a state of emergency due to several truck accidents along a notorious stretch of Interstate 75.

Truck accidents: Deadly crash caused by distracted truck driver

It's no secret that distracted driving is a big problem in Kentucky and across the United States. To safely navigate crowded roadways, motorists must always remain focused behind the wheel. Truck drivers are no exception. In fact, special licenses and hours of training are required just to legally operate tractor-trailers. Losing focus for just a split second is enough to cause deadly truck accidents

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