Mar
11

TEENS AND TRUCKS: HOW TO APPROACH LARGE TRUCKS AT INTERSECTIONS- FROM THE LAW FIRM OF TROY & SCHWARTZ, LLC. 305-279-4740

We would like to focus on how to handle situations while meeting trucks at intersections.

Professional drivers need a lot of room on the highway due to the size of their vehicle, but they require plenty of space on our smaller in-town streets.

When approaching an intersection, your teen driver should scan for vehicles approaching from the two cross directions.  If your teen sees a tractor-trailer approaching with its turn signal on, your teen should stop further back from the intersection.  In most cases, four car lengths is more than enough room for a skilled truck driver to maneuver their vehicle and complete the turn.

Stopping father back has benefits for both parties.  First, the truck driver has more room to make his or her turn safely and courteously.  Second, your teen doesn’t have to feel “forced” to back up to make room.

Once the truck has made its turn, your teen should check for other vehicles that may need more room to turn than a car might.  If there aren’t any, our teen can slowly make his or her way closer to the stop line.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 11,2019 01:03 PM