Driving on the road has become much harder in recent years, the main reason is because of the huge volume of traffic. However, over the years there is one menace on the road – trucks or big rigs as some people call them. It is no secret that these multi-wheel vehicles can cause a huge amount of stress for other drivers on the road – but let us not forget how stressful it is for truckers as well, as they all have a deadline to meet.
The most common problem that I know off is when these rigs go to overtake you, things are fine that is until they come in; there have been occasions when they get back into the lane too early and their back wheels clip your car. Charles Plueddeman from MSN Autos talks about the time when the same thing happened to Chuck Tannert, a MSN Contributing Editor.
Plueddeman has offered some valuable tips on sharing road with trucks, and how you can stay safe. He goes through a number of situations that we often find ourselves in. The first is what to do when a trucker is tailgating you; he explains that slowing down or speeding up will only make matters worse, so the easiest thing to do is a change lane.
The scariest moment is when two trucks pull side-by-side and you have this moving wall on either side. This is a fear that my father has, but I always tell him to stay calm, as being scared could make you lose control of your vehicle. This is the same advice that Plueddeman gives, so there has to be some truth to it.
For an even greater insight to staying safe on the roads, then who better to offer advice than professional truck drivers. There is an article on PRNewswire that talks about how professional truck drivers have been giving tips to young drivers when driving on the highway. They also got to climb inside a cab of a truck, just to get a trucker’s perspective and see just what they cannot see. This is certainly a great idea, one that is hoped to help both big rig truckers and car drivers be more aware of each other.
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