ATA Safety Truck rolls into Longreach

ATA Safety Truck rolls into Longreach

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) will be taking the road safety message to outback Queensland this weekend with the Safety Truck on site in Longreach.

ATA Safety Truck rolls into LongreachThe ATA’s travelling road safety exhibition will open its doors at Longreach on Saturday morning (7:30am-10am) as part of the 2016 Bull Carter’s Ball community event organised by the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ).

ATA Chief, Christopher Melham, encouraged the community and truck drivers to come along and check out the Safety Truck at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

“Trucks are an essential part of day to day life across Australia. With Longreach situated right on one of the Landsborough Highway, large trucks frequently pass through the town,”

“This exposure means it’s more important than ever that local drivers are given the information they need to share the road safely with trucks. This is particularly essential for L and P plate drivers, who may never have been taught how to interact safely with trucks.

“That’s where the Safety Truck comes in. Using videos, displays and a road safety app, the Safety Truck invites visitors to learn about the ‘truckies’ top tips’ for driving safely around trucks.

“These are practical safety measures that road users can take to help keep everyone safe on the road, like avoiding truck blind spots, not cutting in front of trucks, and keeping back from turning trucks.”

More info on the ATA Safety Truck can be found here.

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