Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Size Does Matter When It Comes To Truck Accidents

The saying, “The bigger they are the harder they fall” can be applicable to truck accidents. We are all aware of how devastating such an event is. Cars have been smashed into pieces whenever they collide with these monster vehicles. How many people have been killed as a result of truck accidents?
I likewise believe that we should take extra care when we are driving on the road accompanied by the trucks. When behind these vehicles, always keep your distance since trucks can take up a lot of road when turning rightward or leftwards.
Having a truck lane is a good suggestion. This way, if they still get involved in an accident, the result will not be as devastating as before.
I also agree that trucks should operate during certain hours of night. They should be off-limits during the day because this is the time when smaller vehicles such as automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and even pedestrians are out on the street.
Another good suggestion is that we should learn safe and defensive driving. Always wear seat belts. Before you hit the road, check if your brakes are working.
Most importantly, avoid fast driving. Always maintain a steady pace. Remember that we do not own the road and we are sharing it both vehicles and pedestrians. The best way to keep away from accidents is to observe traffic rules.
Accidents can hit us at a time we do not expect. No matter how conscious we are with safety, we are not spared from getting involved.