During the summer months, a lot of Los Angeles families take a road trip. You might be driving across country or just taking a weekend get-a-away, but no matter where you go, you will likely encounter a lot of semi-trucks on the roadway. Semi-trucks are big and heavy, and if you get into an accident with one, your smaller car will not be any match. In order to avoid a catastrophic truck crash, the best thing to do is to be careful and drive safely around big rigs. Outside of that, there are three specific things the Department of Transportation recommends you avoid.
First, never cut in front of a big rig. Your car is light, nimble and it can stop very rapidly in comparison to a big rig.