After a successful visit to Longreach at the weekend the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Safety Truck is on its way south to Brisbane.
The travelling road safety exhibition will deliver the road safety message to students in outer Brisbane this week, before opening to the public at Taree this weekend.
The Safety Truck will be at the Redbank Plains State High School tomorrow and then Mt Cotton Primary School on Thursday. After those important visits the truck crosses the border into NSW to be on hand at the Taree Volunteer Rescue Association Weekend on Wheels on Sunday.
ATA CEO, Christopher Melham, said it’s great to see the Safety Truck reach so many Australians, young and old.
“We know that many young L and P plate drivers have trouble the first time they need to overtake a heavy vehicle, or may unknowingly cause a dangerous situation on the road if they cut in front of a truck,”
“By taking these students through the Safety Truck while they are still learning, they receive essential safety tips to help them out on the road before these situations arise.
“For younger students, the Safety Truck is often the first truck they’ve really seen up close. It’s a great gateway for them to start learning about different types of transport, and an engaging way to explain important safety tips for their age group.
“These tips include making sure the truck driver has seen you before walking around or in front of a truck, as well as making students aware of the potential danger of texting or playing with a smart phone while walking next to the road.”
More details on the ATA Safety Truck can be found here.