In 2017 alone, the State of Texas experienced over 3,700 motor vehicle traffic fatalities on Texas roads. Of the 3,700 fatalities, 1,118 of the deaths were caused by crashes involving trucks, truck-tractors, and semi-trailers. Crashes with 18-wheelers, trucks, and semis can happen for a variety of reasons. Usually, the driver of either parties can be the cause of the accident, be it the driver of the 18-wheeler or the driver of the other vehicle.

Regardless of who may liable, these accidents are preventable and certain defensive driving skills can prevent a collision with an 18-wheeler. In this article we will discuss several driving skills that you can use to help steer clear of a crash with an 18-wheeler.

1. Stay clear of an 18-Wheelers Blind Spot