For this week’s safety post, we are sharing tips on staying out of large blind spots. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reminds you that:
- A commercial motor vehicle has large blind spots around all four sides.
- Take extra care in passing and being passed by large trucks and buses.
- Stay out of blind spots when a truck or bus is turning, backing up or changing lanes.
- Large vehicles need longer following distance to see vehicles behind them. If you can’t see the driver in his or her side mirror, the driver can’t see you.
Take a look at the infographic for safe spots out of a large truck’s blind spots.