Before someone can get a commercial license, they must take a driving course. Admittedly, most people reading this article do not have plans of driving a big rig across America as a new job. Nevertheless, you could benefit from understanding how drivers operate these behemoths and how they do not handle like passenger cars. For example, big trucks need more room to maneuver on roads and take wider turns than passenger vehicles. Armed with this knowledge, you can more safely operate your own vehicle when around big rigs.
Large commercial trucks also take more time to stop. This is a very important consideration for those of us in passenger cars, who should never scoot in front of a big rig and then slam on the brakes. Only tragedy can result. Because the truck driver cannot stop the big rig on a dime, it is very likely that the truck will ride over part (or all) of a car that stops quickly in front of it. Many deaths occur because of this lack of understanding of how trucks operate.
Commercial Driver’s License Permit
The advanced driving lessons are offered by many CDL schools, which stands for commercial driver’s license. CDL schools train their students to pass the exam necessary for getting a CDL permit. This exam should have the following parts:
- General knowledge test
- Combination vehicle test
- Air brakes test
Students can also take tests for double and triple trailers, as well as hazardous materials. These endorsements will allow a student with a permit to operate more equipment.
After obtaining your permit, you can attend truck driving school where you can learn more about how to operate a big rig. A permit is typically good for six months.
Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Naqvi Injury Law Today
Even the most careful or skilled driver can get into accidents. The fact is that so much is beyond your control while out on the road that it is impossible to stay 100% safe at all times.
Fortunately, if tragedy strikes, help is just a phone call away. At Naqvi Injury Law, we represent motorists who are injured in collisions get the compensation they need to pay for medical bills and replace lost wages. We can also negotiate a settlement for pain and suffering, to make up for the reduced quality of life after a collision.
For more information, or to speak with one of our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys, please reach out to us today. We are pleased to offer a free consultation to potential clients, which you can schedule by calling or submitting an online contact form.
Please avoid delay. Nevada law gives injured motorists a limited amount of time to pursue compensation in a lawsuit. If you wait too long, a judge will dismiss your case and you will not receive anything for your injuries.