When driving in close proximity to commercial trucks, it's critical to take extra precautions to avoid an accident. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) lists underride and override crashes as the most-deadly accidents involving trucks.
Truck drivers spend countless hours on the road. While many truckers receive extensive training on everything from safety to defensive driving, it doesn't mean they'll never make mistakes while behind the wheel.
At one time or another, most people drive while they are a little tired. It's easy to do; a late night at the office, an evening out with friends, a big lunch, a poor night's sleep. Unfortunately, drowsy drivers are very dangerous because they are not as alert as they should be.
As a driver, you should always be aware of your surroundings. However, if you are like many drivers, you might notice that when you see a semi-truck, you perk up a bit more because you are aware of how dangerous they can be. There are many steps you can take to do your part in staying safe on the road.
No matter where you travel in the state of Florida, you're bound to see a semi truck hauling its trailer either somewhere in state or out of state. But while these road giants only make up approximately 12.5 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States, says Truckinginfo.net, the fact that there are more than 15 million in service on our roadways means we have a good chance of running into one -- quite literally in fact.