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How can Florida truck drivers prevent accidents?

Truck drivers bear a tremendous responsibility. In charge of large commercial vehicles and often carrying heavy loads, they share Florida's highways with many other motorists. With big rigs traversing the roads, there is always the risk of dangerous accidents, but fortunately, there are important, and relatively simple, precautions that truck drivers may take to prevent commercial vehicle accidents.

One important step that truck drivers can take to prevent truck accidents is to provide ample notice of their intentions when driving. Specifically, truck drivers should turn on their signal lights early when they are either turning or moving through intersections. Signaling allows other drivers to decide how to react safely to a truck driver's intended move. Truck drivers also ought to take an abundance of caution before turning right. Double-checking the truck's mirrors can help ensure that a motorist who does not realize how much room a truck needs to turn is not in the way.

Drivers of tractor-trailers ought not to tailgate other drivers. Large commercial vehicles can make other drivers understandably nervous and tailgating a much smaller vehicle may ultimately lead to an accident. Similarly, a truck driver should be aware of the other vehicles in the vicinity and leave ample room between the truck and other vehicles so that in the event a truck needs to come to a sudden stop, it has sufficient room to do so.

Though many truck drivers take these important safety precautions when driving, there are inevitably drivers who do not. Such negligence on the road can lead to major accidents that injure innocent drivers and passengers. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may have a legal cause of action. An experienced attorney may be able to offer assistance.

Source: AAA, "Share with Care: Sharing the Road," accessed April 9, 2016

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