There’s no doubt that driving any automotive vehicle can be dangerous. But when involved in an accident, some vehicles can prove more dangerous than others. The damage that can be caused by a tractor-trailer far exceeds that of a car. At 80,000 pounds, an average tractor-trailer weighs about 20 times more than an average car.
Injuries and property damage caused by a tractor-trailer can be very serious. While a rear-end car accident might result in whiplash or a concussion, a rear-end collision from a tractor-trailer can often cause much more damage.
While tractor-trailers can cause a lot of destruction when involved in an accident, there are things that you can do to avoid an accident with one. Here are some tips for sharing the road safely with tractor-trailers.