Blind Spots and Truck Accidents
When driving in areas with dense traffic, it is important to be conscientious of other drivers’ blind spots. Although new car designs have increased visibility and safety, most vehicles still have blind spots, or places near their car which they cannot see even with the help of mirrors. When driving on the highway, it is especially important not to occupy a driver’s blind spot for very long, as their inability to see you could cause a serious accident at high speeds.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, and you believe another driver’s negligence was to blame, contact the Oklahoma motor vehicle accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm today. Call 1-800-739-2235 to schedule a free initial consultation with a professional.
Trucks’ Blind Spots
The size of a vehicle is comparable to the size of that vehicle’s blind spot. For example, a small Honda does not have the same size blind spot as an 18-wheeler. Being aware of large trucks’ increased blind spots can help you reduce the chance of accidents.
In order to avoid accidents, consider the following safety tips:
- Do not follow an 18 wheeler too closely. If you cannot see their rear view mirror, they cannot see your car.
- Do not stay alongside an 18 wheeler longer than necessary
- Always pass on the left, as visibility is slightly better than on the right.
- When passing trucks, wait until there is an opening on the left that will enable you to quickly pass them, instead of hovering alongside
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident despite following safety precautions, a negligent driver or trucker may be to blame. You could be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other losses.