Archive for January 9, 2014
Does driving near large trucks make you nervous? Most drivers admit to at least some anxiety when sharing the road with semi-trailer trucks. This anxiety is not unwarranted; in fact, trucks play some role in approximately 3,608 fatal crashes per year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Driving near trucks on snowy or icy roads is especially dangerous. Trucks take significantly longer to stop on snow-covered roads, and winter conditions increase the likelihood of serious hazards, like fishtailing. The American Truck Association shared tips for safely sharing winter roads with large trucks:
Don’t Treat Trucks Like Any Other Car
Driving carefully around trucks, especially in harsh winter weather, is critical. Trucks cannot stop as quickly as other