How to safely share the highway with semis – Los Angeles Times

By Team Writer / June 25, 2019

Imagine a situation where someone has started his journey on the road and suddenly he finds that he is surrounded on the road by semi-trucks. It would take a certain amount of skills and road etiquette to be able to go through these big rigs while they are on the road. The author has used this blog to state some of the skills and etiquette that might be needed. The first thing to realize is that these big trucks are working, hauling goods across America while you might be on a vacation or enjoying the time with your family. These trucks have been driving hundreds of miles every day. You should also know that while you encounter them you must observe road etiquette. Some of those etiquette means you should not tailgate and you must signal when you are changing lanes. It is essential that you do all these to prevent accidents because the outcome might be disastrous if you were to hit any of these big trucks. Also, one should know to apply caution. Experts say that a smaller car should avoid semis whenever they can and that means passing them on the road and not driving side by side with them. Other tips are given in the blog.

Key Takeaways:

  • Keep in mind that the truck drivers you see on the road are working and that they have logged many miles.
  • Be sure that you are visible and avoid driving in the truck’s blind spots.
  • Semis need a lot of distance to stop, so don’t drive too close to them.

“It takes a certain set of smarts and an etiquette to navigate big bunches of big rigs.”

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