Second ATA safety video released

The next stage in the safety campaign by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) to point out issues around trucks on the road has been unveiled. The animated  video reminds road users not to overtake turning heavy vehicles, as the length of the vehicle means it is legally allowed to cross lanes to navigate a corner.

The video also reminds motorists to stay back from heavy vehicles when using roundabouts, as a car travelling close alongside can be cut off as the turning truck legally uses both lanes.

“Australian drivers just aren’t taught how to share the road safely with heavy vehicles, which can lead to a number of dangerous situations,” said Stuart St Clair, ATA CEO. “While we’re all responsible for making our roads a safer place, motorists can find helpful advice on how to avoid preventable accidents like these in the ATA’s Truckies Top Tips and these videos.”

The full video series will be available online as the videos are released, as well as on display in the ATASafety Truck, currently on display at the NatRoad National Conference in Darwin.

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