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Maintaining a safe distance from trucks

On Behalf of | Aug 17, 2020 | Firm News

Maintaining a safe distance between your vehicle and a truck can help keep you safe on the roads. The difference in size between large trucks and passenger vehicles means that a collision can have deadly consequences.

Is there a time when trucks are more dangerous to be around on the roadways in Kentucky? According to a recent article, the answer is “yes,” but drivers won’t be able to tell when these times occur. That’s because, according to the article, the most risky times to be around trucks, when truck drivers are engaged in risky behavior behind the wheel, apparently tends to be around the beginnings and ends of truck drivers’ work shifts. Since it is impossible to know when those times are, it is important to maintain a safe distance at all times.

The article mentions a study that analyzed data which found that truck drivers oftentimes engage in such dangerous behavior as distracted driving and “harsh braking” at the beginnings and ends of their shifts. Both of these behaviors by truck drivers, among many others, have the potential to cause truck accidents.

For Kentucky residents who have been injured in a collision with a large truck, there may be legal options to explore. Victims of such truck accidents are often left with huge medical bills that were, obviously, completely unexpected. When the collision was due to the fault of a truck driver’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit may be an option. Such legal action could result in an award of financial compensation.