Did you ever wonder if cars could go on truck routes? It’s certainly possible. But would that make it easier for drivers? Let’s look at some examples. In California, for instance, trucks are required to drive on the left-hand side of the road. That’s a lot of space to fill, especially if the trucks are carrying hazardous materials. This is one of the reasons why California has implemented truck-only lanes.
There are many factors that go into a decision to allow trucks to travel on certain roads. First, the street or highway must be suitable for trucks to operate. The investigation also examines the impact of trucks on traffic volume, established speed limits, and the character of the roadside. The study will be used to make a decision whether through trucks can be allowed. Once that decision is made, the city/town will decide whether or not to prohibit the trucks.