Trucking Association and the Ministry of Transportation recently kicked
off a road safety campaign that warns motorists to avoid driving in a large
truck’s blind spots.
as 35 percent of truck-car fatalities are tied to motorists inadvertently
driving in a truck’s blind spots, OTA said.
which fits on the back of tractor-trailers, says, “Avoid my blind spots,” and
includes graphics showing where the blind spots are located.
unveiled recently by OTA President David Bradley and Ontario Transportation
Minister Harinder Takhar on the floor of Canada’s national truck show,
Truck World. Following the ceremony, the minister rode in a tractor-trailer
to see for himself how cars and trucks can better share the road.
a greater awareness on the part of motorists with regard to a truck’s blind
spots will help make Ontario’s roads safer,” David Bradley, OTA president,
said. “There is a need to enhance public understanding of how to safely
share the road with larger vehicles, and this campaign is designed to do