How to disable a distance alert on Mack truck?

The distance alert on my truck is driving me crazy. How can I disable it?

Answer
A distance alert in a Mack or other make of truck can be disabled, so don’t stress! The purpose of a distance alert is to alert you when you are too close to the vehicle in front of you. It’s become a modern safety feature in many trucks and cars receiving high safety marks from the the NHTSA.
To turn off the distance alert, use your cruise control button. While this may seem counterintuitive, cruise control regulates your speed while also keeping your distance from other vehicles. By keeping a steady speed and proper distance between vehicles, the distance alert won’t go off.
Gauging distance when driving is difficult. This is especially true when you are driving a large truck or are on the road for extended periods. Any time you get slightly too close to a vehicle, you’ll hear the distance alert. If you choose not to use cruise control, you may hear the distance alert more often than not.
And while your cruise control and distance alert may not pertain directly to insurance, choosing the right car insurance product may provide you with some added peace of mind. Use the Jerry app to compare quotes from over 50 different insurers to get the best rate for insurance on your Mack truck.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 20, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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