New top tips for motorists around trucks released


Australian Trucking Association updates advice on how motorists can share the road safely with trucks

August 19, 2013

The Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) updated advice on how motorists can share the road safely with trucks has been released.

Truckies Top Tips is an updated version of the previous Top Ten Tips that
the ATA published in 2004.

It contains instructions on how to avoid blind spots, leave a safe distance between a truck and when to dip the beams.

ATA Chief Executive Stuart St Clair says the guidelines have been given a new look to match ATA’s upgraded Safety Truck which will be a key part of road safety campaigns.

"The trucking industry is working hard to improve our safety but we know that many of the accidents between trucks and cars are due to mistakes by car drivers," St Clair says.

"Drivers are just not taught how to share the road with trucks.

"Our Top Tips provide motorists with advice to help make sure everyone gets home safely at the end of the day."

The guidelines will be distributed at industry events, shows and through ATA’s mobile safety exhibition.

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