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Safe Driver Episode 1 : The dangers of blind spots
Launched in 2017, the campaign aims to raise awareness of road risks among Total’s employees and contractors while offering educational content on the basic rules of driving. The first episode deals with the dangers of blind spots.
The dangers of blind spots
A motorcyclist has been hit. He is in a critical condition.
Before changing lanes, the truck driver checked his rearview mirror. He didn’t realize the motorcycle he had seen earlier was no longer visible.
While attempting to pass the truck, the motorcyclist entered the truck driver’s blind spot, and was hit violently when the truck driver pulled out.
These are the blind spots of a truck. Their size varies depending on the number and type of rearview mirrors, but they are always bigger than a car’s and are particularly dangerous.
Pedestrians and motorcyclists
Pedestrians and motorcyclists: if you can’t see a truck driver in their rearview mirror, they can’t see you either! Try to make eye contact, because it could save your life.
Drivers of motor vehicles
All drivers of motor vehicles should keep a safe following distance from other vehicles. When passing, move out of the other driver’s blind spot as quickly as possible, without exceeding the speed limit.
Truck drivers must pay particular attention when changing lanes or turning. Use your indicators to make sure other drivers know what you’re planning to do.
Make sure your rearview mirror is properly adjusted, check it regularly, and double-check by looking over your shoulder, to lower the risk of accidents caused by blind spots.
We’re all responsible for ingraining blind spot checking. Attention and anticipation make safe drivers.