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Outreach Program Shows Motoring Public How To Be Safer Around CMVs

FMCSA program shows how to drive safely around heavy trucks and buses

Passenger car drivers also are cautioned not to cut in too close in front of a heavy truck or bus, since CMVs have longer stopping distances and it creates a dangerous traffic environment. Another point the program emphasizes is that tractor trailers and other CMVs can often cut a very tight turn, especially if towing a long trailer — the cab will make a wide turn, but the trailer shaves the corner considerably tighter. Don’t cut in too closely in front of a CMV, not only because the CMV needs more stopping distance but also because the truck driver may not be able to see a passenger car for some ways in front of the truck, depending on the slope of the truck’s or bus’ hood. read more at

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