Since trucks make
wide right turns they can confuse drivers into believing
the truck is turning left or merging into the left lane.
In this type of a situation, drivers are susceptible to
being caught in a :squeeze" between a turning trucks
trailer and whatever is to the right of their vehicle.
In this case, a driver was driving
on a wet road and mistakenly thought a tractor-trailer was
turning left. When the driver realized the truck was turning
into her lane it was too late. The car skidded and collided
with the trailer and tractor's rear tires. later testing
was conducted regarding the need for the truck to swing
wide in order to avoid two culverts and signs on the right
intersecting street. Pay attention
to truck signals, and give them lots of room to maneuver.