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Spotting a distracted truck driver in Georgia

| May 4, 2018 | Truck Accidents |

Trucks are an important part of the economy in Georgia. The more of them you see, the better things are in the state. They can also pose a serious problem to other drivers because of their size. Large trucks can be accidents waiting to happen, especially if the drivers are distracted. Here’s how to spot distracted truck drivers in Georgia so you can safely maneuver away from them.

When truck drivers are distracted, you will notice that they constantly hit the brakes. This is because they are not watching what is unfolding in front of them, causing them to brake at the last minute as vehicles stop around them.

Distracted truck drivers will also change lanes often or swerve in their own lane. They might be on their phone, messing with the radio or looking at directions. This can cause them to navigate their vehicles towards other lanes of traffic without realizing it.

Trucks take a while to accelerate because of their sheer size, but they shouldn’t sit for too long at an intersection-controlled by a traffic light. If they do, the driver is likely distracted, which means he or she did not notice that the light changed from red to green.

Another sign of a distracted truck driver is the wearing of headphones. You might notice this if you pull up alongside the cab while stopped at an intersection or in traffic on a highway. The driver likely won’t be able to hear sirens or the horns of other vehicles.

Driving around large trucks can be very stressful, especially if you have a compact car. Try to avoid being near any truck that might be operated by a distracted driver in Cumming so you can stay safe and out of an accident.

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