Staying safe on Chicagoâs roadways can be a challenge. This can be especially true when driving near large tractor trailer trucks. We are usually able to navigate through this situation without incident, but it is often nerve-wracking all the same.
The sheer size of these big rigs can make them very imposing. We know if we are ever in a collision with one, we will be on the receiving end of the most damage.
So what can we do to allay our fears and feel safer when driving in the proximity of a tractor trailer? The first thing we need to understand is what sorts of driving maneuvers can result in accidents. The following suggestions could help you keep out of harmâs way while on the road with large trucks:
- Do not pull to the right side of a truck as it is turning right.
- Do not drive in between large tractor trailers.
- Do not drive in areas beside or behind a truck where the driver will have difficulty seeing you. Called âNo-Zones,â these are areas that are driverâs blind spots.
- When making a left turn, carefully appraise the speed of any approaching tractor trailers.
These are just a few things you can do to stay safe when driving near trucks. But regardless of the precautions you take, you cannot prevent a truck driver from being on the road while in a state of fatigue or when their rig is in need of important maintenance.
A collision with one of these super-sized vehicles can leave victims in need of extensive medical attention. The injuries they suffer can be life altering and be very expensive to treat.
If you should be in a truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation. An Illinois truck accident attorney could act as an adviser and representative as you seek financial remedy for all you have been through.