Truck drivers control some of the biggest and most powerful vehicles on the road. Now, you can’t pigeonhole each and every one of them. However, there’s a problem that seems to have spread to more truck drivers than is safe for the road.
While being a truck driver is challenging and definitely not always sunshine and rainbows, being a bully on the road is not acceptable. You may be late for a delivery, but bullying other vehicles is a great way to be early for your own funeral.
Bullying Other Vehicles
Some truck drivers notice an inflated sense of power once they begin driving something as large as a truck. It can be very tempting to drive however the hell you want. You’re 10 times bigger, if not more than many vehicles on the road, so what are they going to do about it?
If you think this way, you’re totally missing the point. Bullying vehicles on the road could cost your life, another’s life, or multiple lives. The truck you control can devastate people and things in ways you would never like to see in person. The truck accident statistics in the following infographic should open your eyes. While all of them will not be through the fault of the driver, some of them could have more than likely been avoided. Do you want to be another statistic? Avoid bullying other drivers, and pay attention to the road. Keep your phone and any other electronics away from you, until you’ve stopped driving your truck.
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