Why You Should Never Overtake A Truck At A Roundabout Or Risk Being Crushed




Trying to sneak around an trucks or trailers at a roundabout can put you at risk of being crushed even if the driver is doing their best to avoid it.

There is another problem with trucks that could put the driver at risk. Large proportion of trailers have steering that is not 100 per cent accurate, meaning there are alignment issues between the front and the rear wheels.

On a motorway or straight road it doesn’t cause too many problems but ,on a small roundabout it’s more pronounced.

One of the biggest issues facing truck drivers is visibility of the truck’s entire surroundings. Small cars are among those most at risk and can easily get lost in blind spots due to the high-riding read position.

This causes the biggest issues for drivers on roundabouts due to the limited space and the sheer size and weight of these trucks.

So it is advisable for drivers not to undertake a lorry or truck at a roundabout as the body could drift into you and be potentially dangerous.

A good rule of thumb for articulated vehicles at a roundabout is that you should always stay behind if you can and not risk trying to undertake.

As any truck driver will tell you, they sometimes need a bit of extra space to move down the road. Visibility can be restricted, and no amount of mirrors will allow all of the blind spots to be monitored all of the time.

By applying some simple rules and sharing the road space, we can make life easier for all of us.


  1. Olamideboy72 weeks agoReply

    my people says overtaken is allowed but let me tell u overtaken get grade trailer are out of it

  2. Agha Richard2 weeks agoReply

    Some drivers will just be driving like they are going to planet Pluto

  3. Opatoye2 weeks agoReply

    It’s not advisable just like the article stated. It’s quite risky overtaking a trailer

  4. godlyfaith2 weeks agoReply

    Any driver attempting this should stay away from driving until he is medically examine by a psychiatric doctor.

  5. Izuchukwu Ezeugbor2 weeks agoReply

    I hope our Lagos drivers are taking this advice seriously. Their problem is impatience.

  6. Paul Frederick2 weeks agoReply

    At roundabouts and sharp bends, it is advisable to stay behind them

  7. Ajisekola Damilola2 weeks agoReply

    overtaking trailer is like when one is applying for death warrant.

  8. Joseph John2 weeks agoReply

    when it comes to a trailer at the round about I think overtake is not allow

  9. Waheed Ajagbe2 weeks agoReply

    This is a good information but no matter how it’s been said over and over again, our motorists of today become deaf behind the stairing that they hardly listen to people’s advice

  10. Uneneze Daniel2 weeks agoReply

    Waoo..nice and wonderful update.is really risky and dangerous overtaking heavy trucks

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