Open/Close Menu Personal Injury Lawyer NJ

Learn how to stay out of a trucker’s blind spots

In this driver training video, Utah DOT  highlights the importance of recognizing where the blind spots are around large trucks and buses and how to avoid driving in them.

Due to their size and height, semi trucks and buses have several large blind spots where a car or small truck will virtually “disappear” from a truck driver’s view. Learning the location and scope of each blind spot or “no zone” can help you avoid them.

Some tips from WikiHow to stay out of a truck’s blind spots are detailed as follows:

  • Know the four areas drivers should avoid: the front, rear and both sides of the tractor to the front of the trailer. Traveling in these areas will greatly increase the potential for you getting into a crash.

Image titled Stay Out of a Truck's Blind Spots Step 1

  • Avoid tailgating, bu straying too close behind a truck you will be in the truck’s rear blind spot, so you are at risk of rear-ending into the truck.  The best distance is about 20 to 25 car lengths behind a truck.

Image titled Stay Out of a Truck's Blind Spots Step 3

  • When driving around a truck, if you can see the truck driver’s face in their side mirror, then the driver can see you. Therefore, keep both left and right truck mirrors in your sights as much as possible when traveling behind a truck.

Image titled Stay Out of a Truck's Blind Spots Step 4


  • Cutting in front of a truck as you would a car may be the last mistake you ever make. The front No-Zone area extends nearly 20 feet ahead of the truck. It’s even safer if a driver is farther away from the front.

Image titled Stay Out of a Truck's Blind Spots Step 7

  • Do not pass or overtake a truck on the right hand side; this is because a truck’s blind spot on the right runs down the length of the trailer and extends out three lanes

Image titled Stay Out of a Truck's Blind Spots Step 6


Keep yourself and your loved ones safe, stay out of a truck’s blind spots.

Original Sources:,



If you have been injured in a Truck Accident, or any kind of accident, you may be entitled to money damages. If you think this is the case, call us at


When you contact our office, we will immediately set up a free, confidential appointment where you will meet an attorney who will listen to you and evaluate your case.  We have conveniently located offices in Perth AmboyNew BrunswickJersey CityRoselle and East Orange. We understand traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and other medical problems caused by accidents and the problems that they can cause in your daily life.  Our law firm will always work to make sure you are compensated fairly.

Whether you were a pedestrian, a bicyclist, a shopper in a store, or the occupant of train, or car, motorcycle, boat or any motor vehicle, or have been hurt at an amusement park or at your workplace, bitten by a dog or injured in a fall down accident, you should immediately call one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at

 (732) 442-5900, 21-COURTLAW (212) 687-8529, during regular business hours or 1-800-RITELAW (800-748-3529) toll free.  You can even call either number on weekends or after regular business hours. We have offices in MiddlesexUnionEssex and Hudson counties.  call us .


163 Market Street Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 Map →

103 Bayard Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Map →

639-41 St. Georges Avenue Roselle, NJ 07203 Map →

257 Central Avenue E. Orange, NJ 07018 Map →

2322 Kennedy Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07304 Map →

Write a comment:


Your email address will not be published.


Disclaimer: This site is provided purely for informational purposes and is in no

way a substitute for legal counsel.