Sharing the Road with Large Trucks
Sharing the road with large trucks can be inherently dangerous. With work, however, we can make our roads and highways a safer place.
Making our Roads and Highways Safer
The human toll that truck accidents and motor vehicle accidents, in general, cause in terms of death and serious injury is truly staggering.
We can all participate in helping to make our roadways and highways safer for all of us and for our loved ones. Obey the rules of the road. Be aware of safety tips that can help minimize the risks we all face on our highways. Keep your vehicle properly inspected and maintained.
FMCSA wants you to know that large trucks have blind spots around the front, sides and rear of the truck. These areas are called no-zones.The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) takes the lead in attempting to educate the public about highway safety in relation to sharing the road with large trucks. FMCSA is charged to improve truck and bus safety on our nation’s highways. FMCSA was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Their primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. One of their goals is to reduce commercial motor vehicle crash fatalities on the Nation’s highways to .160 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled by 2011.
FMCSA also operates a “Share the Road Safely” program through their website. Click HERE to visit them, and help out. They provide instructive information as well as grassroots programs so we can all spread the word. We can all help to make our roads safer!