Whenever you find yourself driving near an 18-wheeler, caution is key. Even though most commercial truck drivers are concerned with safety, there are those out there who think they can can bully other motorists by their size. Worse, some semi drivers in Texas don't seem to notice other motorists at all. This, in part, because of their size and their massive blind spots.
Where Are a Truck's Blind Spots?
Trucks have more blind spots than regular cars because of their size. This picture shows in orange where a trucker can't see you, and where you shouldn't hang out.
Just as you have blind spots in your car, a truck has large blind spots, also known as "no zones."
Why "No Zones" Are Dangerous
Don't get stuck driving in a no zone. If the truck driver can't see you, they might change lanes quickly or make a turn without signaling, and you'll get hit. A good rule of thumb is that if you can't see the cab's mirrors, then the driver probably can't see you either.
I always advise my clients to say away from semis, if possible. They're such large vehicles that even the smallest driver error can lead to devestating wrecks. This is especially true in construction zones where there are narrow lanes, in bad weather, or in other situations that make driving hazardous.
Remember: always be cautious and alert when driving around large trucks. In the event of a wreck, you will be the one who gets hurt.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Texas truck accident that wasn't your fault, please don't hesitate to give me a call. We can discuss your legal rights and the best options moving forward.
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