The Texas Division of Public Security’s “Be Secure. Drive Sensible” marketing campaign is at present underway and is urging motorists to be alert and train warning when touring round massive vans on Texas roadways.
Daily, 1000’s of enormous vans and tractor-trailers journey busy Texas highways, weighing 20 instances greater than a mean automobile.
TxDOT says an 80,000 pound loaded tractor-trailer going 65 miles per hour can take as a lot because the size of a soccer discipline to come back to a whole cease, which is why TxDOT says motorists ought to keep away from driving too carefully or swerving in entrance of a big truck.
rule of thumb for motorists to recollect is that if they’ll’t see the truck driver within the truck’s facet mirror, that truck driver can’t see them or their car both.
To assist preserve everybody protected on the street, TxDOT says you do a number of issues.
One, move vans safely by ready till you may see each truck headlights in your rearview mirror earlier than transferring again into your lane.
Additionally, preserve a protected following distance, and by no means cross behind a truck that’s backing up.
Lastly, don’t squeeze between a truck and the curb. Vehicles make extensive proper turns, and the driving force could not see you.
“Be Secure. Drive Sensible” is a part of the Finish the Streak Texas program.
November 7, 2000 was the final deathless day on Texas roadways.
TxDOT is asking all Texans to decide to driving safely to assist finish the streak of each day deaths on Texas roadways.
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