One of the best things parents can teach their teens is to make the interaction between their car and a semi-truck as short as possible. The number one reason for this is a truck’s blind area; being in that blind area makes the car driver, experienced or not, vulnerable.
An article recently published on driveithome.org explains how to teach your teen about blind areas. He ask the driving students to give him their best estimates on how big a blind area is in relation to an average-size, one-family house. The consensus seems to be that 1,800 square feet is a fair number. Next, he poses the question, “how many houses do you think could fit in the blind area of a small car? What about a truck?”