"Car drivers need better skills" * Australia: Says TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
* ACT - In 80% of truck smashes, cars are either directly responsible for the crash
--- While much of the focus of heavy vehicle crashes automatically falls on the truck and the truck driver, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) says more often than not car drivers are the cause... The ATA has today called for a rethink on heavy vehicle driver training, but the association also wants governments to put more focus on training car drivers on how to better share the roads with heavy vehicles... Statistics have shown that in more than 80% of truck smashes, cars are either directly responsible for the crash, or have contributed to the incident... ATA Chair, Noelene Watson, tells us it only makes sense then that car driver education also become a priority: “Despite the statistics, educating light vehicle (car) drivers about how to share the road safely with trucks has only received sporadic policy attention...
Canberra, ACT, Australia - Behind the wheel, by Joel Helmes - March 27, 2017