“Stay Back 500ft” – a sign on the back of many large trucks and commercial vehicles that we often ignore, particularly during rush hour in Atlanta. Why stay 500ft back? Residents of Texas are finding out why:
[…] the surge in truck traffic has torn up rural roads and created safety challenges, including the increasingly common occurrence of large trucks sending rocks or debris flying at the vehicles behind them. For some frustrated local residents and transit providers, windshield replacement has emerged as a hidden cost of the drilling boom. [Read More]
Anywhere road work is taking place or near construction, you need to be aware that large vehicles can send rocks and debris flying back toward you, resulting in damage to your windshield.
How to avoid needing windshield replacement because of road debris in Atlanta:
Pay attention to road conditions. If you are on rural roads or in an area with road construction or any construction, there is a higher likelihood of road debris.
Stay 500ft back from commercial vehicles – particularly dump trucks. And pay attention to any vehicles that are transporting items, whether it’s a commercial vehicle or a pickup truck. Keeping a safe distance will help prevent or reduce the damage caused by items falling onto the road.
If your windshield is chipped or cracked, get it repaired or replaced AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A little crack in your windshield could result in a much bigger issue if more road debris impacts your windshield or if you get into an accident.
H-A Mobile Auto Glass is an auto glass replacement company operating in the Atlanta Metro Area.