Dale Jarrett has new series of public service announcements
funded through truck registration fees. Jarrett, 1999 Winston
Cup Champion and driver of the #88 UPS Ford Taurus, is featured
in a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) produced
by the Michigan Center for Truck Safety (MCTS).
which were distributed to television stations throughout the
state, encourage Michigan motorists to share the road safely
with big rigs. MCTS believes teaming up with a professional
NASCAR driver like Dale Jarrett will help spread the word to
a wider audience."
PSAs, Jarrett explains three simple tips:
large blind spots, trucks make wide turns and trucks require
twice as much stopping distance as a car.
are funded by a grant from the Michigan Truck Safety Commission
through registration fees from the trucking industry; no tax dollars
are used. The MCTS provides safety training to commercial truckdrivers
and promotes the concept that both car and truckdrivers should
be courteous and "share the road."