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How to drive near trucks in a safe manner

The next time you hit the road in Morristown, don't let it be the last time. The roads of New Jersey are crowded and dangerous. It's a good idea to leave your house early each morning to give yourself plenty of time to get to work so you don't have to rush. Here are some tips for safely driving near large trucks.

When you are merging onto a roadway in front of a truck, do not cut it too close to the truck. Give yourself plenty of room and speed up past the truck. The slower you go and the closer you are puts your life in danger. The truck could wind up clipping your vehicle, sending it off the road, into oncoming traffic, or into the lane next to your lane.

Never drive in a truck's blind spots. Trucks have blind spots on all four sides of their vehicle, but the worst ones are on the left and right sides. If you are on either of these sides and cannot see the truck driver in the truck's mirror, you are in the blind spot. Move to another lane, speed up or slow down.

When driving near a truck, never tailgate. Tailgating a truck can lead to horrific accidents. If a truck stops suddenly and you don't have time to stop, your car can wind up underneath the back of the truck.

Follow these handful of safe driving tips and you will have no trouble staying out of accidents when driving near large trucks in New Jersey.

Have you suffered an injury because of a Morristown truck accident? If so, visit our site to learn more about personal injury and how you can protect your rights following such an accident.

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