Ormond Beach Truck Accident Attorney
There’s no such thing as a good accident. Even on the big screen, they might seem impressive and all the more eloquent when a major character steps out of the wreckage mostly unharmed. If there is one thing Hollywood seems to believe it’s that car wrecks are not nearly as dangerous as they seem and typically involve the half mile high explosion. While, they may dazzle us on the big screen but in real life, accidents are not exciting and definitely not so easy to walk away from most times. If you have ever seen a “Fast and the Furious” film, especially the latest entries, you should know they completely bend the laws of car physics and physics in general, along with pushing way past the limits of what the human body can endure.
While Vin Diesel can fly across an interstate and smash into a windshield without any real harm, it takes far less of an accident to cause injury to a normal person. This is especially true when a delivery truck or semi is involved. The effects of an Ormond Beach Truck Accident, even a small one, can be devastating. With so much power and weight behind them, there is little in this world that can stop a semi. This makes it literally impossible for a semi-truck to quickly come to a complete stop. Traveling at 40 miles per hour, from the time the driver perceives the danger, it would take approximately 169 feet for the truck to come to a complete stop. Depending on the speed and the cargo, it could take even longer. It can take a minor accident and make it into multiple car pileups.
When you are driving near a semi it is a good idea to take a few precautionary steps.
- Keep an eye on them and try to avoid driving near them in severe weather. The wind can cause them to move more than usual, making it difficult for them to stay in one lane.
- If you see traffic that is stopping on an interstate, make sure any semi behind you has enough space to come to a stop. Try not get in front of a semi that is coming to a stop.
- Remember that trucks have limited range of sight, even with their mirrors. If you have a smaller sized vehicle it’s possible you are out of their line of sight.
- Trucks make wide right turns. Give them plenty of room if you are either beside them or on the road they are turning onto.
- Be considerate when in lane merge areas. If a semi is in a merge lane beside you, when safely possible, change lanes so they can enter the highway.
- Trucks take longer to get to full speed. Don’t honk your horn because you want them to go faster, it’s hard moving quickly when you have 80,000lbs to pull.
We can not really stress enough how important truck safety is for both the truck driver and those around them. We have to work together to make the roads safer for everyone. Besides, these truck drivers are the ones that deliver everything we use across the country. We owe it to them to make their job a little easier. Also, we will be pretty upset if our Amazon order gets delayed because you caused an accident. It can be a very dangerous situation to find yourself in. So take it from an Ormond Beach Truck Accident Attorney from Rue & Ziffra and give truck drivers the space they need to drive safely.