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One of the main concerns of Canadian drivers is maneuvering around commercial vehicles, according to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation’s 2009 Road Safety Monitor. The consequences of not knowing how to share the road could be serious for passenger-vehicle drivers, who are often at fault in accidents involving larger vehicles. Transport Canada reports that though accidents involving larger vehicles make up only around 8 per cent of crashes, they represent 21 per cent of fatalities.
Here are 15 tips that may help reduce your risk of collision with a commercial vehicle:
For more information about safely sharing the road with commercial vehicles, visit Transport Canada or your Ministry of Transportation.
The information in this article was obtained from various sources. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under any policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information. We assume no liability in connection with the information nor the suggestions made.
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