Aggressive driving is a dangerous in any vehicle; but in a truck or trailer, aggressive driving can lead to a catastrophic accident resulting in injuries or death.
Determining the validity of your claim that aggressive driving was the cause of a trucking accident is a crucial step in proceeding with pursuing action against the driver, owner, and/or insurance company. Here are a few common known signs of an aggressive truck driver:
- Careless Passing: Utilizing blinkers and proper passing etiquette isn’t just there as a courtesy to other drivers; their use is mandated by law. Passing smaller vehicles careless can result in catastrophic accidents.
- Failing to Yield: Failing to give the right-of-way or allowing proper time for oncoming traffic to pass
- Ignoring Traffic Signals
- Tailgating: Like trains, trucks require far more time to come to a complete stop than regular vehicles. Following a vehicle too closely exponentially increases the likelihood of being unable to stop in the event of an interruption to normal traffic flow.
- Unsafe Lane Changing: Changing lanes without notice or at an unsafe speed