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Avoiding truck accidents: 3 ways to stay safe on the highway

You have a small passenger car. You love the fact that it saves you money on gasoline and that it doesn't hurt the environment as much as a larger vehicle. The only problem is that it's not very safe if you're in a crash with a large truck.

Improper truck operation is incredibly dangerous

Some people think that being a truck driver is a simple, straightforward job. To the contrary, being a truck driver is very difficult for a number of reasons. The hours are long and grueling. It is tough to stay in shape physically. Getting appropriate rest and still maintaining a semblance of a personal life can be a difficult balance. And none of this says anything about operating a multi-ton vehicle across thousands of miles of American highways.

4 safety tips for sharing the road with large trucks

Sharing the road with large commercial trucks is probably an every day occurrence as you drive in and around the Kansas City area. However, simply because it is something you have to do on a regular basis, does not mean that you are 100 percent comfortable with it. In fact, most people who drive passenger vehicles are not very comfortable sharing the road with semi-trucks.

Answers lacking after truck swerves, hits other car

The truck accident in our source article today didn't happen in Kansas City. Regardless, the situation has relevance no matter where you live. The crash happened in Pennsylvania, where a truck and a car collided head on after the truck rounded a curve in the road.

Passenger vehicles often play a role in truck accidents

How many times have you driven through Kansas City and found yourself next to a semitruck? Probably more times than you are comfortable with. Riding near a large commercial truck, especially when the lanes are narrow or there is construction, can be incredibly nerve-wracking.

Underride accidents with commercial trucks pose serious risk

Most drivers understand that it's important to use great caution when at the wheel. This is particularly true during periods of bad weather, when traveling at high speeds or when sharing the road with much larger (or smaller) vehicles. Collisions and crashes happen all the time, but deadly accidents and those that result in major injuries can often be prevented with adequate safety equipment and a considered approach to risk reduction behind the wheel.

Distracted truckers can cause serious or fatal crashes

The interstates are a great option for getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible. However, there are considerable risks when you are on these roadways. Crashes that occur at interstate speeds can lead to fatalities or catastrophic injuries when there are two passenger vehicles involved. When one of the vehicles is a semitruck, the effects of the crash might be even more serious.

Answering some truck accident questions

Truck accidents happen all the time, and they unfortunately can cause some serious or even catastrophic injuries to the people involved. This is largely due to the inherent nature of these truck: they weigh far more than your average vehicle out on the road, and as a result, they have a far greater impact in an accident than other vehicles.

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