Carl Dasher, representing the AARP Driver Safety Program, spoke at the Moultrie Lions Club February meeting.
He shared a video called “A Truckers Perspective,” which expressed “do’s” and “don’ts” of driving near trucks.
It explained that an 80,000 pound semi truck has large blind spots in front, behind and beside it and is is recommended that other vehicles stay at least three seconds behind a truck.
“Remember that a larger truck has a larger blind spot,” the video stated.
It is important for other drivers to allow sufficient space for a large truck to turn corners; all vehicles should stop behind the white lines at intersections to allow room for other vehicles which are turning.
Dasher explained that all drivers should be cautious in familiar areas such as one’s own neighborhood and remain alert at all times.
AARP offers a Driver Safety Program to drivers over 50 years old, but any driver may attend.
For information on these classes, please contact Carl Dasher at 229-985-2066.