Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
The attorneys at McComb Witten often find safety information in the news and pass it along in order to help prevent serious motor vehicle accidents. To that end, a Vancouver truck wreck lawyer in our office recently saw an article about Dan Logan, a Federal Express truck driver, who has logged over 2,190,000 miles without an accident over a 25+ year career.
Following are five of Logan’s favorite safety tips for truck drivers:
1. Avoid following cars too closely.
Tailgating is dangerous, since it erodes your reaction time. Leave a big space cushion.
2. Avoid distractions.
Logan warns against the obvious distractions—text messages and calls—as well as some not-so-obvious distractions, such as the radio or passengers in the cab.
3. Get enough sleep.
The financial aspects of trucking encourage many drivers to push themselves to drive while exhausted. To compensate, some truckers drive under the influence of methamphetamines and high levels of caffeine.
4. Telegraph your intentions clearly.
Failure to signal a lane change might not seem like the end of the world. However, the little mistakes that drivers make often cause the biggest problems.
5. Watch out for large trucks.
Trucks pose an enormous danger—not only to cars, but also to other trucks. When two big rigs collide, the huge forces involved can lead to catastrophic consequences, such as flipped trucks and explosions.
If you are striving to get clarity after a recent truck crash, a Vancouver truck accident attorney at McComb Witten can help. Call today at 604-255-9018 to schedule a free case evaluation. Alternatively, you may wish to download our free report, I've Been in a Car Accident, What Should I Do? The Car Accident Victim's Tool Kit, for more insight.
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