To avoid causing or being involved in a semi truck accident in Utah, it’s good to follow the tips put out recently by TACT of Utah. TACT stands for Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks. Their website is http://tactutah.com.
Tips for driving smart around big rigs in Utah:
-Before pulling in front of a semi, allow one car length for every 10 miles an hour of highway speed.
-Remember that a semi truck cannot stop like a car: it takes over 500 feet for a loaded semi truck to go from 65 miles per hour to a complete stop.
-A truck driver has blind spots in front of his or her cab, on both sides of the big rig and at the rear of the trailer.
-If you can see both mirrors of the cab on the semi truck that you are following, you are probably at a safe distance behind it.
Ron Kramer is a Salt Lake City truck accident attorney who handles trucking cases throughout Utah.