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First Ever National Truck Safety Week Begins

Truck News is reporting on the beginning of what the sponsors hope to become an annual tradition-Truck Safety Week. The goal is to raise awareness both with truckers and the general public regarding safety on the roadways. The week will include several promotions discussing specific ways that both truck drivers and regular travelers can lessen the risk of dangerous truck accidents.

For non-truck drivers, the tips are similar to those often heard including the importance of leaving space for trucks, avoiding blind spots, wearing seatbelts, and ensuring proper car maintenance.

The week is also aimed at reminding truck drivers of the importance of never faltering from permanent safe driving. In one innovative technique, the promoters of the event will encourage truckers to participate in the “Moment of Safety” card program. It involves truck drivers keeping a small card in the cab of their semi that includes pictures of loved ones. In the program, the driver glances at the card before setting off on the road each day as a reminder of what is at stake when it comes to road safety.

Our Chicago truck accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti support all efforts to raise awareness of safe truck driving. In our decades of experience we have represented many families that have been torn apart following the devastation of a truck accident. It is vitally important for all truck drivers to remain perpetually vigilant about their own safe driving techniques. It is also important for all drivers to understand the special risks that trucks pose. All vehicles need to share our roads and highways in the safest manner possible.

Please Click Here to learn more about this new road safety program.