ATA wants motorists to Share the Road
Sep 1, 2005 12:00 PM
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has gone live with a new “Share the Road” (STR) web site aimed at educating motorists about the safest ways to drive alongside tractor-trailers.
The site's main objectives are to teach the motoring public about large blind spots that surround 18-wheelers. It also educates drivers on safe following and stopping distances when traveling near large trucks, which require more space and time on the highways.
The STR safety program, sponsored by Mack Trucks Inc and Chevron DELO, visits 24 cities a year delivering its driving tips to the motoring public through TV, radio, and newspaper coverage. By visiting the new site, motorists can learn how to avoid the hidden dangers of driving on busy highways and city streets. The site features four sections that focus on such hazards as: distracted driving, blind spots, following too closely, and passing.
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