Many accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists occur at intersections. Front and right side vehicle blind spots are often the cause.
This move is dangerous because drivers cannot see pedestrians or cyclists in their right side blind spot.
When a heavy vehicle drifts into the left lane because it requires more space to turn right, you must not try to pass it on the right. Due to the vehicle's right side blind spot, the driver cannot see you.
Another common type of accident happens when a pedestrian or cyclist crosses in front of a heavy vehicle when it is about to start moving again.
This move is dangerous because the vehicle’s front blind spot may be so large that a pedestrian or cyclist could be in front of the vehicle without being seen by the driver.
For more information, consult the Safety Tips Regarding Blind Spots section.
Adopting safe behaviours is essential to ensure everyone's safety when you share the road with heavy vehicles.
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Last update: July 21, 2021