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Interaction with Other Road Users

Interacting with Trucks (Continued)

Turning Trucks

Another turning truck case involved a truck exiting a private drive turning left at night. A car impacted the underside of it's trailer. The trailer frame impacted the car at the windshield. The animation was used to show the benefit of side under ride guards and how the accident could have been much less severe or avoided with their use. Currently side-under ride guards are not required in the U.S. There are a variety of reasons that make their use in the U.S. difficult, but their use would save lives. The officer listed the tractor trailer driver at fault for "Failed to yield R-O-W: private drive".

Whether or not trailers are equipped with these safety devices drivers must use extreme caution when passing tractor-trailers and keep a lookout for trailers crossing their path, especially at night.