I know the stats. Professional truckers, with their truck, are considered at fault about 0.0025% of the time, about 1 out of 400 accidents.
Still, it can be a bit intimidating, if I’m driving in the middle lane and I’ve got two semis on either side driving at the same speed I am, and I can’t go faster. :)
Makes you feel like you’re running with the big boys. ;-)
1. Trucks can drive in lane 1 where you drive?
2. If you’re in lane 2 and not passing the people in lane 3, why are you in lane 2?
3. If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.
Try it on a motorcycle :). Seriously, I've been there. It's like having your own personal little canyon to ride in. I worry some about "gator tail".
You can drive slower. Seriously, have you ever seen the force of a truck tire blowout? I don’t drive next to them unless passing.
2. Turn off the cruise control.
3. Pay attention to the traffic.
Those trucks did not suddenly appear beside you.
On interstates, no. Their inability to stop quickly is a problem. We had a recent 6 vehicle pileup on I-81 when a DWA got a flat and stopped in the left lane of the highway, causing trucks to jackknife behind her. Despite her idiocy, they were still nailed with following too closely. But it is getting a lot better.