Car accidents are no fun to deal with. If you’re lucky enough to get out of a scary situation unscathed, be thankful that you didn’t get in an accident with a semi-trailer truck. The words trucking accident and fatal are often paired together because of the sheer size of a semi-trailer truck. Below are 3 things to know about trucks and truck drivers that will hopefully help you avoid a catastrophe:
- Truck drivers are often fatigued. Professional drivers are on a deadline meaning that they have to push themselves as hard as they need to get the job done. Pay attention to truck drivers, especially at night, because often they are on little to no sleep and will not react as quickly as necessary.
- Truck driving is lonely. A person driving long distances alone does not have the backup or support of a second driver or a passenger. This leads to possible negligence and reckless driving.
- The highway is an easy place to not pay attention. Imagine driving in a big truck on similar looking roads for long distances day in and day out. Know how you feel after a long road trip? That’s how they feel all the time, and the mind can wander. Pay extra attention when you’re on highways or higher speed roads. It may save your life.
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