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01/04/2016 - Tips to avoid collisons involving HGVs

Tips to avoid collisons involving HGVs

Trucks are involved in an increasing percentage of fatal traffic accidents on Britain's roads. On motorways, more than half (52%) of fatal accidents on motorways involve HGVs, despite HGVs only making up 10% of the traffic on motorways. On minor roads, a HGV is five times as likely to be involved in a fatal accident on a minor road than other traffic.

Here are some tips for motorists and commercial truck drivers on how to share the road safely.

Motorists:

  • Trucks create wind gusts. Keep both hands on the wheel when you pass a truck or when a truck passes you.
  • Leave plenty of room between you and a truck when st More

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