Driving down the highway or interstate is fast, many times free of stop signs or traffic lights, and has been romanticized in everything from rock-n-roll songs to movies and television shows.
But the truth is, there are many potential dangers when driving on an interstate or highway, especially when it comes to traveling alongside semitrucks.
Here are a few tips to keep you and your loved ones safe while navigating alongside these big wheels:
Many semitrucks have signs posted on the back of their trucks letting other drivers know of the blindspots they have. Please believe them. While semitrucks have large mirrors on their cabs, allowing them to see portions of things in their peripheral view, they just don’t have the capability to see everything. Always keep this in mind when traveling anywhere near a semitruck.
Passing a semitruck
When passing a semitruck on the interstate or highway, always pass on the left. Make sure to do so carefully and quickly, keeping your vehicle and tires inside your lane at all times. Again, large trucks do have blind spots, and riding alongside them for extended periods of time is not something that is recommended.
On a windy day, a semitruck whizzing past your vehicle on an interstate or highway may cause an extra strong gust of wind to hit your vehicle. Be aware of this, especially if your vehicle is a smaller one, such as a coupe or a sports car. Always stay vigilant on the road, keeping both hands on the wheel, and your mind and eyes free of any distractions.
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