TORONTO, Ont. – Truck drivers of the OTA Road Knights Team were slated to host a Road Sharing Exhibit at the Truck World show (April 22 – 24, Toronto).
The exhibit features a tractor-trailer with cars parked in its blind spots.
Visitors to the display are invited to climb behind the wheel of the truck cab where they will discover they can’t see the cars located in the blind spots.
“It’s an eye-opening demonstration that the Road Knights have conducted at major public events including most recently at the Toronto Molson Indy,” says Rebecka Torn, OTA’s communications manager.
“This is a disturbing statistic that indicates why the work of the Road Knights is so important. Clearly, the roads are a safer place when motorists know more about sharing the road with commercial vehicles,” says Torn.
OTA has an ongoing commitment to raising awareness about road sharing.
The OTA Road Knights Team is a group of 12 professional transport drivers with first class driving records who make presentations about how car and truck drivers can safely share the road.
Since the program was introduced in 1995, the Road Knights have delivered their message to tens of thousands of Ontarians through presentations to groups and media interviews.
OTA also offers detailed road sharing information from its Web site and through the distribution of pamphlets, booklets, videos and province-wide advertising campaigns.
The transport drivers who make up the Road Knights Team are first-class drivers who represent their peers – Ontario transport drivers who are dedicated to safety and professionalism in the industry. n
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