National Geographic : 2000 May
Out of sight S out of mind. Count on Shell Frustration. Impatience. Stress. They're part of highway driving and can be deadly. With more vehicles on the road than ever, it's a good time for us to learn how to share the road safely. For instance, keep out of blind spots or "No Zones" - especially around trucks and buses. If you can't see the truck driver's face in the side mirrors, the truck driver can't see you. Also, don't cut in front of trucks. After passing, change lanes only when you can see both headlights in your rearview mirror. Then keep four to five car lengths between you and the truck. Loaded trucks require the length of a football field to stop. And always allow plenty of room for trucks to maneuver. They make wide turns and need extra space at intersections. Learn more in the "Sharing The Road" book, free from Shell. Get one at your nearest Shell station or contact us at www.countonshell.com or call 1-800-376-0200.