As a long haul truck driver you are more likely to run into aggressive diving situations and drivers than the average four-wheeler. Not only do you drive more miles than the average person, you are more aware of what is happening on the road. This is a skill that you have developed over years of driving every day.
Here are some tips to avoid aggressive driving situations:
- Don’t take it personally. Be polite, even if the other driver is not.
- Keep your eyes on the road. Don’t provoke an aggressive driver further by making negative eye contact or gestures.
- Always be a courteous driver. Set an example for other drivers by always being courteous and driving safely.
- Report incidents of aggressive driving. Contact the local police if someone’s driving is putting others at risk.
- The number one tip is… drum roll, please… defensive driving. Keep your distance and exaggerate your following distance, drive at situation appropriate speeds, yield, look ahead and anticipate. You can avoid bad situations and be in a better position to avert disaster, if someone messes up around you, by driving defensively.
Remember, we are the big dogs on the road. A wise man might well have once said, “With big trucks, comes big responsibility.”
At Len Dubois Trucking safety is our number one priority. We are a Winnipeg trucking company who operates through Canada most parts of the United States. Our drivers are experienced professionals who operate safely.