What Truckers Wish You Knew

As a driver for 28 years now, I observe that the #1 reason for accidents on our roads and greatest cause for concern for their own safety that share our roads along with us is impatience. For some reason, especially among the younger, less experienced drivers, there seems to be a need to always be in front. The lacking of courtesy and for each other has become less evident as volume of traffic grows. To get yourself in front may get you there 3 seconds sooner, but the chances taken for those 3 seconds just don’t make sense. When the chances don’t work and the result is dead people then impatience needs to be brought, in my opinion, to the tragic #1 spot. Distraction is right on the heels at #2.


Brent Peterson