Young drivers aren’t educated enough about safely sharing the road with trucks according to experts.
Young drivers are also 4 times more likely to be involved in serious or fatal crashes, demanding more focus on young drivers and teaching them to drive safely around trucks.
In the past there have been a number of road safety campaigns focusing on speed, fatigue and drink driving but there hasn’t been much attention given to young drivers in particular and getting them ready to drive around heavy vehicles despite them being the most vulnerable to road crashes. It’s also important to note that most crashes that involve trucks are caused by the other party and not the truck driver.
This video aims to highlight the concerns,