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Stopping distances for heavy vehicles

Trucks and heavy vehicles weigh a lot more than the average vehicle on the road, and therefore require extra stopping distance at traffic lights, stop signs and traffic congestion.

Trucks and heavy vehicle drivers purposely leave a large space between their vehicle and the vehicle in front, to allow enough braking distance when required.
Do not cut in front of a truck or heavy vehicle as the weight behind the vehicle means the driver may not have enough room to stop before hitting you.
 

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.