Sharing the Road with Big Trucks

If you’re like millions of Americans, you made an online purchase on Cyber Monday. In all, retailers sold more than $3 billion in merchandise this year on Cyber Monday, and they’re just getting started. With the convenience of shopping online, more and more people are turning to the Internet for their holiday shopping. That means more packages on the road for delivery and more trucks carrying those packages.

With the increased congestion, it’s more important than ever that Arkansas drivers stay vigilant and aware out on the road. Here are a couple safety tips to remember as you share the highways with big trucks this holiday season.

  1. Mind the Blind Spots. Big tractor-trailers and smaller delivery trucks have one thing in common: blind spots. A good rule of thumb is if you can’t see the truck’s mirrors, the truck driver can’t see you. Give them plenty of space so you never find yourself in one of these “no zones.”
  2. Be patient. Truck drivers are on a deadline. Their main objective is to get their load or package to the recipient in the least amount of time. However, just because they are in a hurry doesn’t mean you have to be. Look twice at intersections and never pull out in front of a truck unless you have plenty of room.

Sometimes even the safest drivers can’t avoid a big truck accident. If you or someone you love has been injured, call our Arkansas truck accident attorneys today for a free consultation. Our investigative team will determine the true cause of your accident, and our team of truck accident attorneys will fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Get help today.

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