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How TV Screens on Semi-Trucks Could Make the Roads a Safer Place

“Transparent” trucks will allow tailing drivers to see the traffic ahead of them, and avoid preventable automobile accidents.

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There’s nothing that puts a crimp on the thrill of the open roads quite like being stuck behind an eighteen-wheel shipping truck. But beyond simply being a drag on our autobahn-esque fantasies, big rigs can present a very real danger to other motorists. In Argentina, for example, a huge percentage of serious traffic accidents are caused by drivers attempting to pass trucks traveling along single-lane highways. By obscuring the view of drivers behind them, semis can be—by virtue of their very size and presence on the roads—a driving hazard.

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