Accident Etiquette for Truck Drivers

Truck drivers, specifically the 18 wheeler type, used to have a history of being some of the most careful and helpful drivers on the road. If you are a truck driver and you witness an accident, is it your duty to possibly run late with your load because you stopped to see if you could help?

Motorcycle vs. Truck

As a former EMT and a current motorcycle owner, that phrase sends chills up my spine. In a motorcycle vs. trucks scenario there’s always a very predictable loser. And it isn’t the truck. The motorcycle itself is probably going to be a big loser itself, but the motorcycle driver and possible passenger are going to be the biggest losers of all. Whether it was wrong time—wrong place or clearly someone else’s fault—there are going to be injuries and possibly even death. If it were you (Mr. or Ms. Truck Driver) or your family, would you want people to stop and help?

When Accidents Happen

The first thing to do in the case of an accident is call for emergency assistance. The people that are injured are hopefully covered by insurance or know a good motorcycle accident lawyer; but regardless of all of that… These people need help! Even if all you do is call for emergency assistance, you have at least played a small part in assisting your fellow drivers and human beings.

Leave someone your name and phone number so that they can get in touch with you; you could be helpful to authorities investigating the accident.

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