One of the best ways for the traveling public to drive safely near large trucks and buses is to understand the No-Zone, and how to share the road with trucks.
The No-Zones are those locations around large commercial vehicles that the truck or bus driver can not see other vehicles.
While a truck driver may be able to see vehicles right in front of the truck, the space in front of a truck or bus is also a No-Zone, as it takes at least twice as long for a large truck to stop as a regular passenger vehicle.
Safely sharing the road with trucks means giving them more space in front and behind, and limiting the amount of time spent driving alongside.
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Blindspot and No Zones - Overhead View
The diagram above provides the four Blindspot / No Zone locations, where the driver of the truck or bus cannot see the smaller vehicle. When traveling near a truck or bus, avoid traveling in the Blindspot / No Zone.
When changing lanes, leave additional space between you and the truck or bus.