Never Cut Off A Large Truck

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reminds motorists – “Don’t Cut In”.Truck Statistic showing how long it takes a truck to stop

  • The stopping time and distance for a truck or bus are much greater than those of smaller vehicles.
  •  Stopping distance increases even more when a commercial vehicle has a heavy load or there are road conditions like rain, ice or snow.
  • A fully loaded truck traveling under good conditions at highway speeds requires a distance of almost two football fields to stop. A car should never suddenly cut in front of a truck as it reduces the truck’s, allowable safe stopping distance.