Trucks need lots of space to turn, and can legally use more than one lane to do so. To keep out of harm’s way, avoid overtaking a turning truck – give them lots of space to keep everyone safe.
About the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR)’s campaign, We Need Space to Keep You Safe:
(taken from NHVR: We Need Space to Keep You Safe – About)
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.
Join us in promoting safety by sharing these videos, posters and fact sheets with your friends and family. Let’s all give Australia’s truck drivers the space they need to keep us safe.