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Stopping distances for heavy vehicles

Trucks and heavy vehicles weigh a lot more than the average vehicle on the road, and therefore require extra stopping distance at traffic lights, stop signs and traffic congestion.

Trucks and heavy vehicle drivers purposely leave a large space between their vehicle and the vehicle in front, to allow enough braking distance when required.
Do not cut in front of a truck or heavy vehicle as the weight behind the vehicle means the driver may not have enough room to stop before hitting you.