Volvo ATA Safety Truck wins Koroit Show award
The safety truck educates people about safety on the road
The Volvo ATA Safety Truck won the Best Trade Show award for the best overall presentation, easy access to information and best public interaction at the Koroit Truck Show on Saturday.
The trophy was presented to Volvo ATA Safety Truck advocate Glen Schmidtke, who said he was pleased to receive the recognition during the truck’s maiden trip this year.
The Volvo ATA Safety Truck teaches visitors about safety in and around trucks and demonstrates key safety concepts such as avoiding blind spots, cutting in (braking distances) and turning vehicles, and underlines the importance of other safety issues such as driver distraction and seatbelts.
"Trucks behave differently when accelerating, braking, climbing hills, switching lanes or turning," Volvo ATA Safety Truck advocate Glen Schmidtke says.
"The more the community understands how trucks behave, the better prepared drivers will be to share the road safely."
Koroit Truck Show secretary Julie Houlihan says the show committee says the Volvo ATA Safety Truck "not only provides those truck drivers present to review their driving and safety standards, it also allows the general public to see what dangers and safety concerns truck drivers encounter on the roads, and hopefully they can adjust their driving to allow for trucks."