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What are no-zones?

No-zones are the areas around a truck that are most dangerous and most likely to result in a deadly car collision. Semi-trucks are incredibly large and slow to react therefore it is critical that other drivers give them a wide berth. For instance, in 2014, 3,660 people died in accidents involving large trucks. The best way to stay safe on the road is to familiarize yourself with no-zones around trucks.

No-zones are the dangerous areas around trucks. They are dangerous either because the driver cannot see you or the truck is unable to react to changing road conditions quickly. To help you stay safe, here are some tips on the four no-zones around a truck.

First, the rear no-zone is among the most dangerous because semi trucks lack rear view mirrors. The tractor-trailer prevents them from seeing directly behind them, therefore, drivers rely on their side mirrors. You should give large trucks a wide berth to ensure that the driver can see you in his side mirrors.

Second, the front no-zone is the area directly in front of the truck. Large trucks need significantly longer distances to slow and come to a stop. You should avoid cutting in front of trucks. The driver may not have the time to slow down and avoid hitting you.

Third, the side no-zone refers to either side of the truck. Since trucks lack rear view mirrors, side mirrors must compensate by angling in ways to allow the driver to see behind him. This means that areas directly beside the truck do not appear in the mirror. You should avoid driving next to trucks for extended periods.

Finally, trucks take very wide turns. You need to allow trucks to complete their turn before taking yours. If you try to sneak a turn in, your car could get squished between the truck and curb.

Were you or a loved one injured in a semi truck crash? If yes, you should contact an attorney for legal advice ? you could have a valid claim for personal injury. Litigating a personal injury claim against a trucking company is complicated. You need to work through the various layers of insurance, liability shields, and responsible parties. A lawyer can help you shift through the evidence and identify the party or parties accountable for your injuries and able to compensate you for your injuries.

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