Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Apr 23, 2018 in Truck Accidents
This weekend, I watched a small car pass a dump truck, then immediately cut in front of him to make a right turn. The dump truck slammed on the brakes and just missed striking the smaller vehicle. As I watched this scene play out, I couldn't help but think that the driver of the small car was ignorant of the danger in which he had put himself. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a fully loaded truck traveling on dry roads at highway speed takes nearly 600 feet, or two football fields, to stop. From talking to commercial drivers, this is perhaps the most frustrating thing they encounter and usually it happens multiple times a day. You should never cut off a big rig. If a collision results, you will be the one taking the brunt of the impact. Don't be a statistic, give them a wide berth.
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