Shared: Tips for how to to drive safely around transport trucks from Barrie driving school
The OPP commissioner called them “missiles travelling down the highway” at a news conference following the Oct 31 collision on Highway 400 just south of Barrie.
But a number of studies, including a 2010 report on road safety in Canada by Transportation Canada, shows more often the passenger vehicle is deemed “at fault.”
Desmond Hearn, operations manager at Crossroads Training Academy Ltd., said a lack of education might be the cause of the trend.
“It doesn’t matter how slow we go,” Hearn said, “if you take the space away from us to stop, it’s irrelevant.”
Hearn said a good rule of thumb is to allow one second of stopping time for every 10 feet of vehicle length. Typically, a transport truck is about 63 feet…