When turning left, watch for oncoming
Here are some tips that can help you
| stopping and may not have enough
room if another vehicle moves in front.
Remember that a large vehicle needs
extra distance to stop.
• If you are on a hill and stopping behind
a large vehicle, leave extra space in
front of your vehicle. The large vehicle
may roll back when the driver releases
• Large vehicles can spray debris, such
as rocks, onto your windshield. Stay
well back to avoid damage.
• Be cautious around a large vehicle that
is backing. If you are too close behind,
the driver may not be able to see you in
the rear view mirrors.
• Large vehicles have blind spots. If you
are driving behind a large vehicle and
cannot see both of its side mirrors, you
are too close. If you can see the driver
in the side mirror, then the driver can
• You will need more time in the
oncoming lane when passing a large
vehicle. Do not pass unless you are sure
that you have enough time and distance
to complete the pass safely. Some large
vehicles are long and may pull more
than one trailer.
• Heavy commercial vehicles will require
more distance to slow or stop. After
passing one, leave extra room before
you return to your lane in front of it.
This also applies to changing lanes in
front of one.
• Heavy commercial vehicles require
extra room to turn. When a large
vehicle is turning to the right, stay well
back and do not drive in the space
on the right of the large vehicle. Your
vehicle could be squeezed between
the large vehicle and the curb or edge
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