When large commercial trucks are involved in highway collisions, it's motorists and occupants of passenger cars who are most at risk of serious injuries and death. So it's fair to question whether the training these big rig drivers receive is sufficient for them to learn how to safely avoid accidents.
When a large truck gets into a collision, it typically is more serious than when two passenger vehicles collide. That's due to the size and weight of the semitruck and the hazards it poses to those drivers and passengers in smaller, lighter autos.
You don't want to mix a big rig and bad brakes. Large semitrucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and they're difficult and slow enough to stop when their brakes are functioning properly. Imagine one of these trucks operating with poorly functioning breaks, they're going to stop even slower and catastrophic accidents can result -- especially when they're trying to navigate traffic among nimbler and more agile small vehicles.
Sharing the Texas highways and interstates with big rig beast bearing down on your rear bumper can be quite nerve-racking and anxiety-producing.
A jackknifing truck is one of the riskiest road hazards of all because it is essentially a truck that is out of the control of its driver. While cruising down Interstate 10, drivers who encounter this nightmarish scenario are at risk of serious injury — or worse.
Mudding has become a semi-national sport in rural areas where people are used to inventing their own brand of fun.
When you take to the road in and around the Houston area, you're well aware of the fact that you'll be sharing space with trucks and other commercial vehicles.