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Health Tip: Steer Clear of Trucks

Don't neglect defensive driving habits

(HealthDay News) -- Lots of car drivers are intimidated when driving next to a big rig, leading them to forget their defensive driving habits.

Here's a list of safety tips when driving on a highway with large trucks, courtesy of the Canada Safety Council:

  • Don't change lanes abruptly.
  • Slow down to let trucks have the right of way.
  • Drive at a safe speed.
  • Pay attention to traffic signals and road conditions.
  • Use turn signals.
  • Don't cut in front of a truck.
  • Avoid driving alongside a truck whenever possible.
  • Avoid tailgating.
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