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Office of the Eaton County Sheriff - Weekly Update

Posted on: July 25, 2022

Weekly Update Article July 25, 2022

From July 10-17, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 809 calls for service/events.  Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas:  Traffic Stops-120, Suspicious Situation/Subject/Vehicle-53, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist-40, Traffic Hazards-36, Shoplifting Complaints-36, Alarms-33, Check Well Beings-32, Traffic Violations-32, Domestic Disputes-25, Larcenies-22, Property Damage Crashes-14, Civil Complaints- 13, Personal Injury Crashes-13, Threats-12, Car/Deer Accidents-10, and Disorderly Person or Subject-9

Sharing the road with commercial vehicles is key to safe driving.  Keep these tips in mind to help you safely share the road:

  • Commercial vehicle drivers may not be able to see traffic directly in front of, alongside, or close behind their vehicles. Please be aware of and avoid these blind spots.  
  • Commercial vehicle drivers cannot stop or maneuver their vehicles as easily as a passenger vehicle. Traveling at 55 mph, it takes 400 feet to stop a commercial vehicle, while a car can stop in about 140 feet.  
  • Commercial vehicles need room to make right turns. They may swing wide to the left to safely negotiate a right turn. When you see a commercial vehicle with its right turn signal on at an intersection, know that the truck is going to make a wide right turn. 
  • Stay behind the white stopping lines. They are there for a reason. If you stop past the line, commercial vehicles will not be able to complete their turns without hitting you.

Remember to:

•    Keep a safe distance behind a truck or bus. Following a commercial vehicle too closely greatly increases the chances of a rear-end collision. If you cannot see the truck’s mirrors, the driver cannot see you.  

•    Signal intended lane changes or turns well in advance. Never cut off a commercial vehicle, force it to slow down or stop suddenly.

•    Be careful when passing a commercial vehicle. Often, commercial vehicle drivers cannot see you. Allow enough time and distance to pass safely.

•    Roundabouts: Try not to pass or drive next to large vehicles.

•    Pass commercial vehicles on the left side and maintain a consistent speed when passing. Be sure you can see the entire cab of the truck in your rearview mirror before signaling and pulling in front of the commercial vehicle.

•    When passing a commercial vehicle or when one passes you, keep both hands on the steering wheel. Trucks can create strong air flow and draft when traveling at high speeds.

•    When merging onto the freeway, commercial vehicles may not be able to move over.

•    When exiting the freeway, leave space between you and the vehicle in front of you.

  • Slow down if a truck or bus is passing you, especially during bad weather. Splash or spray from their tires can reduce visibility. Start your wipers before the vehicle passes.

•    At night, use your low beams when following a truck or bus.

Yours in Public Safety

Sheriff Tom Reich

 

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