Semi-trucks and tractor trailers are the most dangerous vehicles on the road. They are so much larger than all of the other vehicles on the roadways that accidents involving these trucks can be devastating. These accidents are also fairly common. About 500,000 accidents involving semi-trucks or tractor trailers occur each year.
A big reason that there are so many accidents involving these vehicles is that their large size brings a lot of disadvantages. These trucks have significant blind spots that can cause problems for the truck drivers and others on the road. They also have to make very wide turns in order to stay in the appropriate lane as they move from one street or highway to another. [Read more…] about How Wide Turns from Trucks and Trailers Cause Accidents