This Top Ten Tips is a shorter version of the National Sharing the Road with Heavy Vehicles Program, which is a more detailed explanation of these items and is available to spread education on sharing the road with trucks, with the aim of improving safety for all on the road.
- Please don’t cut in front of trucks approaching traffic lights or out on the highway.
- The ‘DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE’ signPLEASE REMEMBER: IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE TRUCKDRIVER, HE CAN’T SEE YOU.
- If being passed by a truck don’t allow your speed to increase, this only increases the time involved.
- Speed limiting means no engine power above 100 km/hr, though gravity can push us faster downhill.
- Road courtesy and a bit of patience may save your life;
- Road positioning
- High beam glare contributes to night driving fatigue.
- Caravans – When being overtaken, maintain speed and position, only slow when the truck has moved out to pass.
- Safe overtaking:
- Roundabouts – The “DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE”
Remember, every item you buy or use is carried on a truck at sometime. Like you, truckies want to get home safely to their families, so let’s share the road.