Avoid A Connecticut Truck Accident With These Driving Tips

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 by | Posted In: Truck Accidents, Uncategorized

If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut truck accident, the aftermath can be devastating. The size and weight of these commercial trucks can leave those involved in a collision with severe injuries or even death.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, the experienced attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan are here to help. We have worked with many victims of commercial truck accidents by helping them recover the compensation they deserve after suffering a life-altering injury. Our firm recovered the largest truck accident settlement in New England for our client in 2018. 

The following safety tips are to help you drive safely while traveling near commercial trucks:

  1. Give the truck space. This type of vehicle requires more space than a passenger vehicle. A good rule of thumb is to drive four seconds behind them. 
  2. Stay clear of blind spots. Commercial trucks have more blind spots than a passenger vehicle. Steer clear of 20 feet in front of them, 30 feet behind the truck, the driver’s side halfway back, and two lanes on the truck’s right side. 
  3. Use your signals. It is always important to use your turn signals to not let just trucks know your intentions, but other passenger vehicles as well. 
  4. Safely pass. It is easier for a truck to see you on the left side of the truck. Maintain your speed and signal properly.
  5. Wear your seatbelt. Current Connecticut law requires all front seat passengers wear their seatbelt as well as all passengers under the age of 16 years in the rear seats. Children should be properly restrained in the back seat according to Connecticut seat belt laws. 
  6. Avoid distractions. Anything that takes your focus off the road is a distraction. 
  7. Keep your headlights appropriate for your surroundings. Turn down high beams when you are close to other vehicles. 

Our experienced team can help you or your loved one protect their best interests after a Connecticut truck accident. Contact our firm immediately to discuss your accident.

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