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Limited Maneuverability

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Large blind spots Long stopping distances

  • Trucks and buses can't make sharp turns or maneuver as easily as cars due to their longer length and larger size.
  • Extra care is needed in places where trucks or buses are dealing with space restrictions, such as in work zones, truck stops, and service stations.
  • Pay particular attention when trucks are turning right so you don’t get caught in the “right turn squeeze.” A large truck cannot easily turn right from the right lane. A truck initially moves left to create enough turning space. A crash may result if a vehicle tries to pass the truck on the right. 
Updated: Monday, December 11, 2017
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