Truck Blind Spots: Fully Under Control

Whether you are sharing the road with a car, motorcycle, bicycle or other small vehicle, it is important for safety to follow traffic laws, obey the rules of the road, and drive defensively. is there any special rule for sharing the road with a small vehicle? 
- Yes! Here are some advises from professional truck drivers.

# Blind Spots:

- Although most trucks have several rear view mirrors, it is easy for a car, motorcycle or bicycle to be hidden in your truck's blind spot. 
- Do not follow closely behind a car or motorcycle. 
- When driving near a small vehicle, be aware of your blind spots on the right, left, front and behind.

# Rear Blind Spots:
- trucks have deep blind spots behind them. Tailgating greatly increases the chances of a rear collision with a smaller vehicle.

# Unsafe Passing:

- Another blind spot is just in front of your truck. When passing a car, be sure you can see the cab in your rear view mirror before going forward.

# Wide Right Turns:

- Truck drivers need  sometimes to swing wide to the left to make a safe negotiate a right turn. you cannot see cars, motorcycles or bicycles directly behind or beside you. 
- Cutting in between the truck and the curb to the right increases the possibility of a crash.

# Backing Up:

- When your truck is backing up, it sometimes must block the street to maneuver your trailer accurately so Never prepare to back up or is in the process of doing so when car is going to cross behind your truck and remember that most trailers are eight and a half feet wide and can completely hide objects that suddenly come between them and loading areas.

# Passing:

- When passing, you should check to your front and rear, and move into the passing lane only if it is clear.
-  Let the car driver know you are passing by blinking your headlights, especially at night. The driver will make it easier for you by staying to the far side of the lane.
- On a level highway, it takes only three to five seconds longer to let a car to pass your truck. On an upgrade, your truck often loses speed, so it is easier to pass than a car. 
- On a downgrade, your truck's momentum will make it to go faster, so let the car increase its speed. Complete your pass quickly and don't stay beside any other vehicle.
- When your truck passes you, you can help the car driver by keeping to the far side of your lane.
- After passing, you should signal to let car driver know that the truck will be returning to his lane.
- When you meet a car coming from the opposite direction, keep as far as possible to the side to avoid a side crash.

# being Followed:

- In general, trucks take slightly longer than cars to stop because of their size, but at highway speeds and on wet roads, trucks have better stability allowing them to stop more quickly.
- A car following too closely may not be able to stop quickly enough to avoid rear of your truck.
If you were followed, stay out of its "blind spot" to the rear. 
- Avoid being followed too closely and position your truck so the you can see the car in your side mirrors. 
- Then he will have a good view of the road ahead, and you can give him plenty of warning for a stop or a turn and the car will have more time to react and make a safe stop.