10 Safe Driving Tips for Avoiding Semi Truck Accidents
College Spring Breaks and holidays like Easter, Labor and Memorial Day mean extended hours on the road traveling. Because of increased traffic during this busy time of the year, it's a good idea to remember these safe driving tips.
Long hours of travel means spending a lot of time sharing the road with semi trucks. Did you know there are approximately 400,000 semi truck accidents per year? How about that over 80% of those are caused by passenger vehicles? As you can see, it's important that you're aware of some basic safe driving tips so you can safely share the road with trucks before you take off to wherever it may be that you're going. Whether you're making a 500 mile trip to Fort Lauderdale or a 5 mile trip to the local Walmart, these tips are helpful for everybody.
Recent studies have shown that the death rate of 16 and 17-year-old drivers is on the rise after falling for many years. There's no question that drivers today are more distracted than in years past. The habits and lack of attention of younger drivers can lead to an increase in accidents and fatalities. We all have a responsibility to share the road safely when we're behind the wheel. Help us spread the word about driving safely with trucks by sharing these tips with your friends and family!