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Safety Quiz Answers


The following is a list of answers to the Share the Road Safety Quiz:


Answer 1:
   The right side of the truck; if possible, avoid passing on the right side of a truck.


Answer 2:
  
 False. It takes a fully loaded truck traveling 60 MPH the length of a football field to come to a safe stop.


Answer 3:
  
 Approximately 1,300 lives per year in the US are lost in crashes where vehicles are in a truck’s blind spot. (35% of all fatal accidents with large trucks occur in trucks’ blind spots according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.)


Answer 4:
  
 Stay at least 20-25 car lengths behind the truck so that you have time to react to any changes in the road ahead, from debris, accidents, or slow downs. (Keep the trucks’ mirrors in sight at all times.)


Answer 5:
   
True. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities in crashes involving large trucks have decreased every year since 1997, despite more trucks and cars being on the road than ever in the United States.