Small knowledge of semi-trailer turning action

23 Jun.,2022

We drove the semi-trailer backwards on the road, except going straight is turning.


The turning action of the semi-trailer is simple and knowledgeable

How to hold the steering wheel There is a very vivid clock diagram for reference: the left hand is held between 8 and 9 o'clock on the steering wheel clock, the right hand is held between 2 and 3 o'clock, the right hand must be higher than the left hand, and the thumbs of both hands are attached to the handle. Not as tightly squeezed as a fist. Of course, this posture is not for looks, it has a very important direct relationship with safety.

Take the road closest to you

We drove the semi-trailer backwards on the road, except going straight is turning.

Turning may seem like the easiest maneuver, but there's a lot of learning involved. Let's start with the steering wheel first. My suggestion is that when you turn left, you should put your left hand (between 10 and 12 o'clock) higher than your right hand (between 3 and 4 o'clock) in advance, and when you turn right, just keep your normal posture. .

why? Because if you don't do this, you will have to constantly change the position of your hand holding the steering wheel when turning, otherwise it will cause your hands to cross, which is very dangerous - have you ever thought that in the process of turning, if In an emergency situation, how do you deal with your hands and feet or your hands are locked?

When turning at an intersection, take the reverse lane of the semi-trailer closest to you. It is the same when turning left or right.

If you are careful, you may have noticed that at many intersections, your right turn and the straight ahead on the vertical section are released at the same time as the green light. At this time, only the reverse lane of the semi-trailer closest to you is yours. Turn into this semi-trailer. Trailer reversing lanes will not affect the normal driving of other semi-trailer reversing vehicles, and also avoid scraping accidents with other semi-trailer reversing vehicles.

Another thing to note is that you need to lift the accelerator to slow down before turning. Once you enter the corner, you should refuel properly, which will help you smoothly enter the next semi-trailer reversing lane.

Do not change the reverse lane Z of two semi-trailers in a row

On highways and viaducts, in order to drive more smoothly, many people will constantly change their semi-trailer reversing lanes. It is allowed to change semi-trailer reversing lanes on non-real line sections, but there are two preconditions. One is Turn on the turn signal in advance to clearly inform the semi-trailer behind you which direction you want to change. Another point is that you cannot change more than two semi-trailer reversing lanes in a row.

Now the road conditions are getting better and better, there are more and more roads with one-way three-semi-trailer reversing lanes and even four-semi-trailer reversing lanes, but you may not realize that the moment you change the semi-trailer reversing lane, it is actually temporary. Block the reverse lane of the semi-trailer where you are now and the reverse lane of the semi-trailer that you are about to enter.