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Trucks and Large Other Vehicles

  • Large trucks will make wide turns at intersections.
    • In order to avoid striking the curb when they turn, drivers of large trucks sometimes will swing left before making a right turn.
    • Never try to drive into the space on the right side of a truck when the truck is making a right turn.
  • Because of a semi-truck’s weight (approximately 80,000 lbs.), semi-trucks will take longer to stop than passenger cars.
  • If you pass a semi-truck, make sure to leave enough space between you and the truck. In case of a sudden stop, the truck won’t collide with the back of your car.
  • Don’t return to the right lane until you can see the truck in your rearview mirrors.

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