Any driver on the road is at risk of being in an accident, but large trucks present a unique set of challenges. Due to their size and weight, trucks require a greater following distance and have more blind spots than smaller vehicles. It is important for truck drivers to be aware of these blind spots and take extra care when changing lanes or passing other vehicles.
The largest blind spot is directly behind the cab, where the driver cannot see anything in the rearview mirror. There are also blind spots on either side of the truck, just behind the mirrors. These areas can be particularly dangerous when making turns, as other vehicles may not be visible. When driving near trucks, it is important to stay out of these blind spots and give the truck plenty of room to maneuver.
By understanding where a truck’s blind spots are, both truck drivers and other motorists can help to avoid accidents.