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Common truck accidents and how to avoid them

Getting behind the wheel is a dangerous task. With so many vehicles on the roads of Texas, there are bound to be a large volume of accidents. Many of those accidents involve trucks. Large trucks, like tractor-trailers, are involved in some of the most tragic accidents. Today, we will take a look at the most common truck accidents and how you can avoid them.

Companies can't fire truckers for focusing on safety

The trucking industry can be dangerous, and drivers are employees. As such, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that truckers who are simply trying to work safely and without injury cannot be fired or retaliated against as a result.

Beware the blind spots surrounding semi trucks

In some ways, you may assume that a semi truck driver has an incredibly good view of the road. He or she is far higher than all other vehicles, so it's harder to have that view blocked. The side mirrors on a semi are also far larger and more versatile than those on a minivan or a passenger car.

Taking safety into your own hands around large trucks

When it comes to driving on the roads of Texas, no one can be too safe. Drivers need to take safety into their own hands as much as possible. This is especially true when operating a vehicle near a large truck, such as an 18-wheeler. These trucks can cause some of the most tragic accidents.

Truck drivers are not immune to distracted driving

Truck drivers are not immune to distracted driving. In fact, no driver is immune to distracted driving. It's a problem that continues to worsen throughout Texas even as law enforcement officials do their best to curb the situation and educate motorists. Here is some information on distracted driving and truck drivers.

How do truck accidents commonly happen?

Truck accidents are highly destructive to property, and they often result in catastrophic and fatal injuries when they happen on Texas roads. For this reason, every Texas motorist needs to take great care when driving close to a big rig on the road. Additionally, truck drivers also need to be cautious and follow all truck driving rules and traffic standards.

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