The NHVR has launched a new campaign to support all road users.
The “We Need Space – to Keep You Safe” Campaign features fact sheets, videos and animations to demonstrate how heavy vehicle drivers need space.
The campaign, which stars former Australian Supercars star Garth Tander and professional truck driver Kerri Connors (TTA / NTI Professional Driver of the Year 2018) was recently launched by Victorian Roads Minister Jaala Pulford, and targets common driving mistakes car drivers make around trucks.
“A Supercar race is held on a closed circuit, with masses of safety equipment, and cars all going in the same direction, all piloted by highly experienced and trained drivers,” Garth said.
“Contrast that with a truck driver who has so much more to deal with.”
Heavy vehicle drivers are proud of their safe driving records, but at the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, we know some people might feel a little intimidated by sharing the road with them.
Trucks are difficult to manoeuvre, have large blind spots and constantly have to navigate unpredictable traffic. Yet four out of five fatal accidents involving heavy vehicles are not the heavy vehicle driver’s fault.
See the campaign and resources at this link: We Need Space