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What Time Are Most Trucks on the Road in NY? Read This and Find Out the Safest Times To Drive

Having to avoid a single truck is unpleasant enough for most drivers without having to subject themselves to the experience of sharing the road with multiple truck drivers at the same time.

Drivers who regularly use roads that are occupied by commercial trucks always try to avoid the times that are known to have many trucks passing through.

This article will look at some of the safest times for motor vehicle drivers to be out on the road and what to do when avoiding trucks is not possible.

Reasons To Avoid Peak Trucking Hours

Reasons To Avoid Peak Trucking Hours

These are some of the reasons why it is worthwhile to avoid being on the road during peak truck driving hours:

  • Less Chance of a Truck Accident

The fewer trucks that are on the road, mean the less the chance of being involved in a collision with one and the higher likelihood of surviving a truck crash. Considering the amount of destruction that can be caused by a single truck, and the fact that most of the injuries will be suffered by occupants of the other vehicle, it is surely worth it to avoid sharing the road with trucks as much as possible. Even more so if you are involved in a motorcycle accident.

  • Reduced Levels of Smoke and Pollution

Trucks generally produce a lot more smoke and pollution than smaller vehicles, meaning the more of them that are on the road the worse the conditions are for other drivers. The other problem is that the exhaust pipe on trucks is usually almost as high as the window level on other vehicles, meaning smoke and carbon monoxide will be blown directly into the vehicle.

  • Less Traffic/Congestion

Even a few trucks that are following each other can significantly reduce the flow of traffic and cause congestion. When one of them breaks down in the wrong area, the delays will be compounded.

  • A More Pleasant Driving Experience

Driving between two massive commercial trucks can be an intimidating experience even for seasoned drivers. In cases where the driver suffers from anxiety disorders, then this situation should be avoided at all costs as it can easily lead to avoidable accidents.

Times When Most Trucks Are on the Road

When planning to leave the house and go for a drive, these are some of the times to avoid for drivers who do not wish to encounter large numbers of trucks:

  • 1:00am – 4:00am

Truckers usually prefer driving at night due to the cooler weather conditions and the reduced traffic congestion.

  • 6:00am – 10:00am

When truck drivers know they will have to pass through areas that usually have a lot of congestion they will try to get an early start to beat the morning traffic.

  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Truck companies that handle daily deliveries, especially for commercial customers whose premises are within the city, will try to schedule the deliveries after most people have gone home but at least before 10:00pm.

Can’t Avoid Peak Trucking Times? Do This

At times due to working hours or living close to a major highway that is used frequently by truck drivers, it can be impossible to avoid being caught in the middle of a road full of large commercial trucks. If you find yourself in an accident, a Long Island semi truck accident attorney can help. In such cases, drivers should remember these tips:

  • Drivers should be patient and avoid incidents of road rage or reckless overtaking

  • It is important to remain calm even when surrounded by trucks because panicking will lead to poor judgment

  • Most truck accidents happen at intersections so drivers should be extra cautious even when they have the right of way

  • Drivers of smaller vehicles should try to avoid driving in the truck driver’s blind spot

  • It takes a long time and distance to overtake a truck so this should only be done when the road is clear and even then it should be limited to overtaking one truck at a time

The Law Office of Carl Maltese Will Fight for Victims

In the event of a truck accident, victims should take the necessary steps to ensure they receive the compensation they are entitled to according to the law in New York. The first and most important thing to do is to call the Law Office of Carl Maltese at (631) 857-3703 for a free consultation.


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