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Summer weather and commercial trucks: Take caution

If you've spent any time on the many highways that run through the state of North Carolina, you know that sharing the road with commercial trucks effectively is critical to your safety.

During the summer months, there are specific steps you can take to maintain your safety:

  • Drive in the right lane: Unless you're passing a slower moving vehicle, drive in the right lane as it's the safest place to be. When you're here, you don't have as many concerns about truckers riding your bumper or illegally passing you.
  • Change your driving style in wet weather: If rain begins to fall, slow down and take extra precautions while keeping an even closer eye on the trucks around you. Many truckers don't slow down in the rain, so they're at greater risk of hydroplaning and losing control.
  • Beware of wind gusts: Strong wind makes it difficult to maintain control of a passenger vehicle, but this is even more so the case when it comes to commercial trucks. The high profile of these vehicles makes them susceptible to losing control and even tipping in strong wind.

When you find yourself driving in close proximity to commercial trucks, take as many steps as possible to protect yourself and prevent an accident.

If you're injured in a car-truck crash, your safety and well-being is the top priority. You need to receive medical treatment as soon as possible.

Once you understand your injuries and treatment strategy, you can turn more of your attention to the cause of the accident, filing an insurance claim and holding the negligent party responsible.

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