Tips for CMV Drivers and Passenger Cars

Tips for Passenger Cars

As noted above, make yourself aware of the “no-zone” around large trucks and buses. Knowing about the "no-zone" areas around large vehicles will help you to steer clear of unsafe situations involving large vehicles and help reduce crashes. This is due to the following facts.

  • Large vehicles have large blind spots.
  • Large vehicles also have deep blind spots directly behind them. If you are driving behind a truck or bus and you can't see one of its side view mirrors, the driver can't see you.
  • At times, truck and bus drivers need to swing wide to the left to make a right turn. Don't cut in between the vehicle and the curb or the shoulder on the right hand side.
  • Large vehicles cannot stop as quickly as cars. When passing, look for the whole front of the vehicle in your rear-view mirror before pulling in front of the truck or bus. After passing don't slow down.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides Helpful tips for passenger vehicle drivers at their "Our Roads Our Safety" page. 

Tips for CMV Drivers and Employers

Commercial motor vehicle operators are an integral part of the transportation industry. With this awesome responsibility in mind, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) reminds commercial drivers to “Avoid the 4 D’s!”

  • Drunk Driving
  • Drugged Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Drowsy Driving: Safety Managers can utilize this PowerPoint presentation on the risks of drowsy driving. You can also request training by contacting GTSC Highway Traffic Safety Program Representative, Maureen Kozakiewicz.