Truck drivers' blind spots
If you can't see the truck or bus driver in their side mirror, they can't see you.
Because it takes several seconds longer to pass a truck or bus than it does to pass a car, it's important to make sure you have plenty of clear road ahead to safely pass without going over the speed limit. See Passing for more information.
When riding past an oncoming truck or bus (one travelling in the opposite direction), you should remain relaxed and ready to respond by leaning. If the wind is pushing you, lean towards it. If it is a vacuum sucking you towards the vehicle, lean away from it. Do this smoothly so that the motorcycle stays in a straight path. Remember, don't tense up, trust your motorcycle.
Remember, trucks and other large vehicles take up more room on the road when travelling around bends and at intersections, and may not always stay entirely in their own lane.
Last updated: 8 October 2009