What is a no-zone?

Trucks are a common sight on the roads of Kentucky, so much so that many drivers do not give them a second thought. After all, with so many vehicles on the road, what difference does one more make? However, because of their vastly different size and shape, trucks need to be treated with extra care and attention when you are sharing the roads with them.

The main reason for this is that trucks simply do not have the same field of vision that other vehicles do. Their length means that certain areas are obscured from the views visible to the driver in the truck's mirrors. These areas are referred to as no-zones. If you drive in a truck's no-zone, the driver may not know you are there and this can lead to a serious accident.

Any road accident is a serious matter, but when a truck is involved, it can be even more devastating. Furthermore, it is often the road users in smaller vehicles who come off worse when these incidents occur. Cars can easily be crushed by the weight of a truck as can any of their occupants.

However, as this article on truck accidents elaborates, it is also often the case that these smaller vehicles are to blame for these devastating crashes. As such, it is vital to stay alert around larger vehicles and be careful not to put yourself in a position that could endanger you or the truck.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, particularly if it was not your fault, an attorney might be able to assist you. He or she can advise you on the options available to you and may be able to support you if you decide to claim compensation for your injuries.

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