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#2 - profarnsworth
Reply +4
(01/21/2013) [-]
First off the steering wheel is on the right side of the cab. Since that is the case it is more than likely that the truck will drive on the left side of the road (I could be wrong but i believe that is how it is. Cars with steering wheels and pedals on the right side, as in British vehicles drive on the left side of the road. However i am unsure if this is true in the rest of Europe.) If that is the case then the bikers would not be on the left side of the truck, at least not in the street anyway. Now if this were true then the bikers would most likely be to the right of the truck in which case the truck driver will be able to look out the window and see them.

However if there are two lanes on the left side of the truck and he is on the right most lane and the bikers are in the left most lane i could see how this is a problem. Although if the bikers decided to go when the truck began to pull away they deserve to die. Its not only the truck drivers responsibility to pay attention but also the bikers. They should know that a truck driver has limited sight and it will be hard for him to see anyone that close to the truck. If they decided to go anyway then it is them who are at fault not the truck driver.
#5 to #2 - archmagistersparkl
Reply +8
(01/21/2013) [-]
because of the size of trucks they often have to move to the far lane from were their turning to. This lets them have more road to move over. a lot of people often miss the flashers and pull into the inside of the truck thinking its going straight. usually this ends in a crushed car. doesn't really matter what side the wheel is on, truckers everywhere do this.

pic is of the warnings usually seen on the back of trucks, reversed of what the gif is showing though.
#83 to #5 - BlakHoleSun
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(01/21/2013) [-]