Driving on the Interstate can be scary for inexperienced drivers, but there's one thing that happens all too often that can be startling to even the most seasoned and comfortable drivers.

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This Is Really Scary

Driving behind, beside, or even remotely near semi trucks is risky. They have massive blind spots and who knows, the drivers could be on their 12th hour on the road. If you're like me you probably speed up and get around them as quickly as possible, so you don't risk getting taken out in the left lane.

My Poor Windshield

I've had this happen multiple times; I'll be driving on the interstate, get behind a big truck and all of a sudden, it sounds like it's raining or hailing. To my unpleasant surprise, it's not either of those things. Loose gravel or concrete or whatever else is falling out of the back of the truck and chipping my windshield.

All It Takes

All it takes is one big chunk to make it a life-threatening situation. A million Final Destination scenarios have played out in my head. In any case, I'm looking at replacing and/or repairing my windshield after the fact. It scares you at first, then it makes you angry, right? Why aren't these things better secured in the trucks? Almost everyone I know has said they've experienced this on the road, so it's common and widespread, no?

Has this happened to you? What do you think should be done?

Anyway, good luck and be safe out there!


 

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