Once trucks are involved in an accident, the results are very serious in many cases. Trucks are bound more to be “accident sellers” than to be “accident buyers” in mixed traffic. This paper analyzes and reconstructs several truck-involved accidents and suggests counter measures to prevent the accidents. In-depth case studies depict particular characteristics of trucks and truck drivers which largely contribute to accidents.
The paper proposes that every driver must be educated and familiarised with different characteristics of other types of vehicles and defensive technique of driving be developed in mixed traffic where large trucks, passenger cars, motorcycles and others share common roads. The approach is also to be applied to pedestrians and children. They should be experienced with blind areas when sit in the driver's seat, and then should know how to appeal themselves to the drivers.