As much as you don’t care to be involved in a crash with an 80,000-lb truck, or be fined up to $500 for aggressive driving, truck drivers don’t care to jeopardize their careers by putting their Commercial Driver’s License on the line.
It’s Not a Race, Trucks Need Space aims to raise driver awareness by educating passenger and commercial vehicle drivers about how to safely interact with one another on the roadway. Targeted driving behaviors include:
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Improper turns
- Following too closely, and
- Disregard for traffic signals
The program features a multi-media outreach campaign including TV commercials that put you behind the wheel with Chris Smith, a veteran Salt Lake City truck driver. We’ve equipped his truck with multiple Go-Pro cameras to help you recognize the types of driving behavior that put lives at risk, and how to avoid them. At the same time, the SLCPD has stepped up enforcement so that by working together, we will decrease aggressive driving behavior and reduce crashes in Salt Lake City!Take the pledge to drive safely around commercial trucks and enter to win a $100 debit card or tickets to a Jazz game!