Blind Spots

Wal-Mart truck on highway

Passenger vehicle drivers falsely assume that truckers can see the road better because they are higher off the ground. While truckers do have a better forward view and bigger mirrors, they still have serious blind spots in which your vehicle can get lost.

These blind spot areas include: directly in front, directly behind and along each side—especially on the right side.

Car between trucks

If you cannot see the truck driver's reflection in his or her side mirror, you are in the truck driver's blind spot and they cannot see you. If you stay in those blind spots, you block the trucker's ability to take evasive action to avoid a dangerous situation.

Truck on highway

A truck's blind spots are called No Zones. A No Zone is the area around the trucks where your car is no longer visible or you are so close that the truck can't stop or maneuver safely. In both cases, when you are in a No Zone you are in much greater danger of getting into a collision.

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