Truck Driver Errors

There are several Unsafe Driving Acts (UDAs). Here are some common unsafe driving acts from a truck driver.

  • Driving inattentively (e.g., reading, eating, talking on the phone, fatigue-induced)
  • Merging improperly into traffic, resulting in an unsafe truck maneuver or brake quickly
  • Failure to stop for a stop sign or light (also, early or late through a signal)
  • Failure to slow down in a construction zone
  • Unsafe speed (e.g., approaching too fast from the rear/misjudging truck’s speed)
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to slow down in response to environmental conditions (e.g., fog, rain, smoke, bright sun)
  • Changing lanes abruptly
  • Failure to notice the vehicles in the “no zone”
  • Unsafe turning, primarily turning with insufficient headway
  • Unsafe passing, primarily passing with insufficient headway
  • Driving while impaired by alcohol or other drug
  • Changing lanes, and then braking (for traffic, obstacle, toll gate, etc.)
  • Unsafe crossing, primarily crossing traffic with insufficient headway
  • Driving left of center into opposing traffic
  • Operating at dawn or dusk without headlights
  • Abandoning vehicle in travel lane or impeding traffic

Considering the size of the truck these Unsafe Driving Acts could result in a fatal accident.

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