Truck Zone Safety

Came across this on the Traveler’s website and thought it was worth sharing for anyone who will be on the road this Holiday season…Douglas Automotive Repair Wishes you safe travels!

Driving a large truck can be a tough – and dangerous – job. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds compared to the average American car’s 3,000¹, the size of a tractor-trailer increases brake distance, can block visibility for other drivers and presents unique challenges for everyone sharing the road.

Staying safe on the road is not the truck driver’s responsibility alone. In fact, in 78% of car-truck accidents, the car was at fault.² Drivers should learn to avoid the truck zone and drive safely around large trucks. Travelers specialist Renee Lawson shows you how in this video.

Watch “Avoiding the Truck Zone”

¹ Highway Loss Data Institute, www.hldi.org
² Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, https://www.vtti.vt.edu/moreinformation/sharing-the-road.html
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