Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Vision decision

Driving safely around trucks: Vision Decision

  • Avoid passing large vehicles on the right side.
  • Always signal your intentions well ahead of time.
  • Beware of air turbulence behind the large vehicle and again once you pass the front of it.
  • Ensure you can see both headlights in your rear-view mirror before pulling back in front of the truck or bus you just passed.
  • Place wiper blades on high when passing or meeting a large vehicle in rain or snow.

Drawing of car starting to pass a truck on left side

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Last modified: May 26, 2011

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