By: Owen, Maricela, and Nian
Facts about Large vehicles and Recreational vehicles
-Weighs around 80,000 pounds or 40 tons.
-Most of the large vehicles are either Semi's, Semi-Trailers, or Big Rigs. A large amount of the vehicles come with 18 wheels.
Why do they increase driving risk.
-Large trucks and recreational vehicles require lots of power to accelerate to highway speeds and longer time to stop.
-Since of their large size it makes it much harder to handle a tractor trailer. Be careful when large trucks take turns because they make such large turns.
How can drivers minimize their risks when sharing the roadways with Tractor Trailers
-The tractor trailers have many blind spots and many not see you or hear your car. Tractor Trailers have a Front, Rear, Side, and Wide no-zone.
-Keep enough distance and space from the Tractor Trailers.
-Be careful when deciding to pass a tractor trailer. There large size makes it very hard to get pass the vehicle. Always make sure to pass on the left/driver side of the truck to make sure the driver can see you.
-Always allow tractor trailers enough space to merge. Make sure to adjust your speed and try to get into the lane next to you to allow the vehicle to merge.