Q What can truckers do to prevent truck accidents in Boise?
Truck drivers are essential to our everyday lives. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to go to the grocery store to buy food, buy clothing and other essentials, and so much more. However, sharing the road with the large vehicles is often hazardous. Boise truck accidents occur almost daily and often leave those involved with serious injuries. Truckers may be able to prevent these potentially devastating accidents by adhering to a few tips.
Be Cautious of Uncontrolled Intersections
Uncontrolled intersections are those that lack stop signs and traffic lights. When two vehicles arrive at the same time, the driver on the left is supposed to yield to the driver on the right. However, never assume this will happen. Additionally, you should allow enough time for the vehicle in front of you to pass entirely through the intersection before you proceed. It is also especially important to be careful when driving during dusk, dawn, or nighttime, as other drivers may not see just how long your truck is and crash into you as a result.
Maintain Your Rig
Increase the chances of other vehicles seeing you by properly maintaining your truck. Ensure the sides are clean and that reflective devices and side lamps are working prior to departing. Double check these items after your flat-bed trailer has been unloaded, as they are often more difficult to see when the trailer is empty.
Look Both Ways
Never assume that just because you have the green light that it is safe to go. Always look in both directions before passing through to possibly prevent another vehicle from crashing into you.
Truck accidents occur every day and leave innocent drivers with serious injuries, costly medical bills, and vehicle repairs. The Morton Law Offices may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to find out.
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