How many times have you been riding down the interstate and had a fellow driver cut in tight on you? Most of us have had this happen. These errant drivers count on us to be able to quickly apply our brakes to avoid striking them. Fortunately, when some drivers choose cut in front of others, most passenger cars operators are able to avoid a collision when this happens.
For commercial truck drivers, however, it’s a much different story. Semi-trucks simply can’t come to a full stop as quickly as passenger cars. Let’s look at the details as to why this is true: