Semitruck drivers have an awesome responsibility to keep themselves and others safer on the roads and interstates. Truck drivers must stay vigilant to assess the road ahead and avoid potential hazards that could cause deadly collisions.
It is dangerous for all drivers to text or otherwise interact with their phones behind the wheel. But when it's a commercial semitruck driver who is doing the interacting, it can be especially deadly simply because of the sheer size and weight of the trucks.
Snow and ice occur infrequently during Louisville winters, but rain is a common weather element that can increase the risk of accidents on the roads. That's especially true for large, commercial semi-trucks that take extra time and distance to stop in comparison to passenger vehicles.
If you live in northern Kentucky, you know that the roads can get icy and treacherous during the winter months. When sharing the road with 18-wheelers, there is a real danger that these big rigs will jackknife on a slick stretch of highway.
You were driving to work when it happened. The truck driver in the lane next to you decided to merge, but he didn't use his turn signal. Worse yet, the negligent driver didn't see you there, driving right next to him.