How much do car drivers know about trucks? A truck driver knows it takes the length of a football field to bring a big rig going 55mph to a full stop, but does the SUV driver chatting on a cell phone in the next lane understand that?
While CDL training teaches important information and provide a certification to legally drive semi trucks, real experience is found on the highway. It’s there that drivers learn how dangerous traffic can be.
In addition to longer braking times, truckers also have to deal with reduced field of vision, wide turning, heavy weight, and vulnerability to wind. Just as semi truck drivers have to maintain an awareness of the cars around them, car drivers need to keep in mind the roadway habits of semi trucks.
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