Videos tackle ignorance of motorists around trucks


ATA initiative designed to educate motorists on how to share roads safely with heavy vehicles

August 23, 2013

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has released the first of several videos designed to educate motorists on how to share roads safely with heavy vehicles.

It highlights the dangers of cutting in front of a truck and features the animated character from the ATA’s upgraded road safety exhibition Safety Truck.

ATA CEO Stuart St Clair says the videos will illustrate some of the most essential points from the new guidelines Truckies Top Tips.

"Safety is everyone’s responsibility and the trucking industry is constantly working to improve our safety record," St Clair says.

"However, there are a number of common mistakes that car drivers make around trucks that can put everyone in a dangerous situation.

"By giving motorists advice on how to stay safe on the road around heavy vehicles we can do more to prevent these avoidable accidents and help make sure everyone gets home safely."

A video will be released each week and will be available online. They will also be on display in the Safety Truck.

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