MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Expect more buses and trucks to be pulled over by police this weekend.
The State Patrol is increasing its commercial vehicle enforcement through the next week, targeting drivers for seat belt violations, roadside inspections and other types of regulatory compliance.
Troopers want the extra enforcement to remind all drivers about safely sharing the road. That means stay visible, since large trucks have blinds spots where a car disappears from the view of the truck driver.
Also, don’t tailgate. The farther you are away, the less likely you’d be involved in a crash with a truck or bus.
And allow plenty of room. Large trucks can block the view of traffic, preventing you from reacting to changing traffic conditions.