Truck “no zones” are the blind spots surrounding an 18-wheeler or commercial truck which other cars should avoid due to the increased risk of an 18-wheeler accident.
- The first no zone is located directly behind the tractor-trailer; an area where a truck driver cannot see you and where you are at risk of slamming into the back of the truck if it stops suddenly.
- The second no zone is located directly in front of an 18-wheeler. Since trucks cannot stop suddenly due to their size and weight, they must maintain a considerable following distance in order to avoid rear-end accidents.
- The final two no zones extend backward and diagonally from the left and right sides of the cab.