Sharing the highway with trucks is a fact of life in Illinois, but consumers must ensure that they are taking the proper precautions to avoid personal injuries and car accidents. Follow these tips offered by the Secretary of State of Illinois:
1. When following a large vehicle, stay out of its blind spots.
2. Pay close attention to turn signals. Large vehicles need a lot of room to make turns.
3. When following a truck at night, always dim your headlights. Bright lights will blind the driver when they reflect off of the large side mirrors.
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