What Is the No Zone?
If you are injured in a truck accident, don’t assume the accident is your fault. Trucks have large mirrors for a reason — they have huge blind spots. Driving in these “no zones” can increase your risk of being involved in a commercial truck accident. According to the graphic provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation, a large truck has a 20-foot blind spot in front of the cab and a 30-foot blind spot behind the trailer.
There are also large blind spots to the left and the right of the cab. On the driver’s side, the blind spot extends out one lane and about one-half way down the trailer.
However, on the passenger side, the blind spot extends two lanes and runs the length of the trailer. Furthermore, when a large truck is turning right, the blind spot runs the entire length of the truck on the passenger side.
Avoiding A Blind Spot Truck Accident
Truck drivers must make every effort to watch blind spots to avoid a collision. However, there are also steps you can take to avoid a blind spot truck accident. Tips for avoiding a Michigan truck blind spot accident include: