Ohio, Kentucky on the watch for truck tailgaters

| Tuesday, August 21, 2007

State police in Kentucky and Ohio are taking part in a new campaign asking four-wheelers to give big trucks a little space.

The campaign is part of a national program spearheaded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration known as Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks, or TACT. The program is aimed at teaching driver awareness around commercial vehicles.

The Ohio DOT and Kentucky Department of Vehicle Enforcement are also helping out with the states’ respective campaigns, putting up signs that read “Don’t get a ticket, leave more space.”

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Web site, 70 percent of car-truck accidents are not the fault of the trucker, and a leading cause of the wrecks is that four-wheelers don’t give trucks enough room.

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