Truck Accident Attorneys

Blind Spots on Tractor-trailers Larger than Most Drivers Realize

Trucks have larger and more numerous blind spots than passenger vehicles. This is due to several factors, including length and height of the truck and lack of rear view mirror.

Truck Driver Cannot See Vehicles in Dark Grey Areas

How to Avoid No-Zones

More than 80 percent of accidents involving a truck are the fault of the non-commercial driver. In 1994, the No-Zone program was introduced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to teach the public how to safely share the road with trucks and buses. According to the FMCSA, No-Zones are areas where cars “disappear” from the view of the truck or bus driver; these places are where crashes are most likely to occur.

The No-Zone program and the American Trucking Association (ATA) offer the following advice to drivers of passenger vehicles:

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