ATA’s Share the Road Offers Safe Driving Tips for Labor Day Weekend
WASHINGTON, September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the American Trucking Associations and the ATA’s Share the Road Road Safety Program are advising Labor Day travelers to take extra driving precautions during the busy holiday weekend. .
As summer draws to a close, families will be on the road to enjoy every ounce of summer fun while they can. The Vacationer predicted that over Labor Day weekend, nearly 92 million American adults plan to travel by car to get to their destination. Therefore, it is crucial that drivers exercise patience, planning and basic safety principles.
“With high volumes of traffic traveling greater distances than usual on the freeways this Labor Day weekend, safe driving is key,” said the Share the Road professional truck driver. Jeff Roseof yellow. “Everyone deserves to be able to celebrate this holiday safely, and by following these simple safety tips, motorists can provide a safe holiday for themselves and their neighbors on the road.”
“Small things as simple as buckling your seatbelt, putting away your cellphone, and leaving an appropriate following distance between you and other cars can all play a role in safe driving,” the professional truck driver said. from Share the Road. Bob Bramwellof ABF Freight System, Inc.“We want people across America to have a great time with family and friends while on vacation, and using these tips from professional truck drivers can dramatically improve road safety for everyone.”
Share the Road professional truckers promote these safety tips to motorists, students, members of the media and elected officials across the country while touring with the Share the Road program and through video Share the Road award-winning educational tool. They’re emphasizing these tips during major U.S. holidays to remind motorists of all ages of the key elements of safe driving, especially when it comes to operating small passenger vehicles around large semis. -trailers.
- Buckle up your seatbelt: Seat belts save lives. Day or night, and even if you’re riding in the back seat, wear your seat belt.
- To slow down: The risk of an accident nearly triples when driving faster than surrounding traffic. Spring and summer are the periods when the work zones are busiest. It is important to reduce speed when traveling in these areas.
- Do not drive while impaired: There’s a lot to celebrate this time of year, including graduations and holidays seemingly every weekend. That said, driving is a big responsibility, and your fellow travelers rely on safe, attentive drivers to respectfully share the road and make good decisions.
- Be aware of truck blind spots: When sharing the road with large trucks, be aware of their blind spots. If you can’t see the pro truck driver in his mirrors, then the pro truck driver can’t see you.
- Keep your eyes on the road: Distracted driving is a major cause of traffic accidents, especially among young drivers. Even just two seconds of distraction time doubles the chance of a crash. Only use your mobile phone when stationary and never text while driving.
- Do not cut in front of large trucks: Remember that trucks are heavier and take longer to come to a complete stop, so avoid cutting quickly in front of them.
- Prepare your vehicle for long trips: Check your wipers and fluids. Have your radiator and cooling system serviced. A simple maintenance before you leave your home can prevent many of the problems that could strand motorists on the side of the road.
- Leave early and avoid the risks: Leave early so as not to be afraid of arriving late. Road conditions may change due to weather or traffic jams.
- Pay attention to the vehicle in front of you: Leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
- Understanding Congestion Patterns: High traffic volumes lead to greater opportunities for accidents, so plan your trip to avoid traffic jams and increased traffic volumes.
Share the road is a road safety awareness program of the American Trucking Associations that educates all drivers about sharing the roads safely with large trucks. An elite team of professional truckers with millions of accident-free miles deliver vital messages to millions of motorists each year. The safety program is sponsored by Mack Trucks Inc., and supported by TA-Petro, Pre-Pass, Hyundai TransleadOmniTracs, Mack Leasing, PSI, Shell Lubricants and Bendix. www.atastr.org. Follow Share the route on Twitter and Facebook.
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations