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My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.


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Tips To Safely Share The Road With Truckers

Douglas Thompson

Traveling requires a lot of patience and attention to your surroundings. It is common to be unsteady when sharing the road with large semi-trucks that block much of the view. While they are professional drivers, it is normal for the sight of a large vehicle to make you nervous. They also have a lot of things to pay attention to, outside of just the road.

What Dangers Truckers Experience

Truckers have a more challenging time manipulating around traffic than cars. Many people understand that they are significant. However, until you have been behind the wheel of a semi, you struggle to understand the magnitude of the dangers they encounter. Just a few examples include:

  • Having blind spots
  • Longer braking requirements
  • Need to make wide turns
  • Driving fatigue

Tips to Sharing the Road

With this knowledge, how can standard vehicles drive safely to help prevent accidents on the road? Every driver must take preventative measures when going and sharing the road. The following are ways you can avoid causing an accident with a semi.

  1. Drive Defensively – Control your speed and avoid quick lane changes. You can react faster than a truck, so watch other drivers.
  2. Stay Out of Blind Spots – Some trailers will have signs on the back showing where the blind spots are to help you stay out of them. However, it is ideal to not stay right to the side of the trailer, right in front of the cab, tail too closely behind the trailer.
  3. Give Truckers Space – Truckers need more space to turn because they have an extended cab that does not steer. In addition, the wind will cause the trailer to whip a little. The safest way to drive is giving semis plenty of space to maneuver, including changing lanes in front of the truck.
  4. Use Your Turn Signals – You should always use your turn signals to change lanes, but make sure you do it in advance to allow the semi to react. Whenever possible, avoid making snap decisions for changing lanes or turning. In addition, attempt always to pass a truck on the left so the driver can see you better.
  5. Dim Your Brights – When you drive at night, dim your bright lights. If you have LED lights in your headlights, consider dimming them, so you do not blind the driver.

When you follow these tips, you are less likely to be at fault if an accident occurs. Anytime you have been involved in a wreck with a truck, you will want to contact a truck accident injury attorney. They will help with the investigation to ensure you can receive the compensation you deserve.