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Squeeze Play Crashes

Accidents occurring between trucks and cars when a truck turns are known as a squeeze play crashes. Before taking your permit test, you must make sure you understand the no-zones around a truck, and why you shouldn't pass a truck at an intersection.
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What is a No-Zone?

Many novice drivers think that a truck driver can see the road better because they sit higher and have bigger mirrors. This is not true. Even if truckers enjoy a better forward view and may have several mirrors, they still have serious blind spots into which a car can disappear from view. In general, blind spots may exist up to 20 feet in front of the cab, on either side of the truck, particularly alongside the cab, and up to 200 feet in the rear.
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