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Drivers' Education: Sharing the road with trucks

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Some James River High School students are learning how to share the road with large commercial trucks.

Soon all Drivers Ed. students in Virginia will have to learn about how to deal with trucks on the road. The curriculum starts this spring.

These students learned about blind spots...as well as how to pass and merge with trucks.

"You should just honestly stay out of their way. I mean you don't get a truck driver's sense of drive at all and you really get to see their perspective of things," said Taylor Crenshaw, James River High School Junior.

Drive Smart says trucks need 40% more room to stop than a normal passenger car.

The non-profit also estimates passenger cars are to blame for more than three quarters of all accidents involving trucks.

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