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Awareness Prevents Time-Consuming Accidents


  • Turn off the radio
  • Scan the area
  • Use flashers
  • Look for overhead obstructions
  • Get some help, if possbile
  • Back slowly
  • Get out and re-check often

Steep Hills

  • Check brakes before going up
  • Stay in a low gear
  • Stay at least 5 mph under the speed limit
  • Use the “Stab” method of braking to avoid overheating the brakes


  • Avoid passing as much as possible
  • Allow plenty of time and distance
  • Do not follow to close when getting ready to pass
  • If you have to speed to pass, do not pass

Right Turns

  • Block the right lane
  • Pull as far forward as possible when turning, reducing the amount of “swinging left” for clearance


  • Keep your foot over the brake pedal when you are in a situation where you may have to react quickly. This reduces reaction time and shortens your stopping distance

Following Distance

  • Don’t follow too close; stay back at least one second for each 10 feet of your vehicle’s length, i.e., at least a 6-second following distance for a 60ft. tractor-trailer (this is a bare minimum following distance in the best conditions)


  • Look far ahead
  • Scan mirrors often and lean forward to get a different view
  • Scan to the sides, close and far away
  • Stay alert to everything going on around your vehicle
  • Stay as far away from other vehicles as possible


  • Drive slowly in parking lots
  • Park in a well-lighted area
  • Be alert to anyone walking around
  • Check your tires, lights, etc. immediately, in case something needs to be repaired; thoroughly inspect the entire vehicle again before driving
  • Secure your load
  • Lock your doors and trailer or box doors
  • When re-entering your vehicle, check inside first, then lock your doors immediately once inside
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