OTA produces video on how truckers can share road with cyclists

by Truck News

TORONTO, Ont. – In light of recent incidents involving trucks and cyclists, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) have issued a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility and sharing the road with different types of vehicles is essential.

To emphasize this point, the OTA has produced a video featuring a professional truck driver, who is also an avid cyclist, sharing safety tips on how to best share the road.

“Mobility challenges in our cities are increasing,” said OTA CEO, David Bradley. “The urban population is growing rapidly which is creating more traffic and more frequent interactions between different types of vehicles.

“More people are turning to bicycles as a form of transportation,” he said. “The inclusion of bike lanes and the promotion of cyclist-friendly strategies is a reality that truck and passenger vehicle operators must respect when traveling in urban locations. But also, cyclists must understand and learn that sharing the road with commercial vehicles on urban streets requires special consideration.”

To view the video, visit http://ontruck.org/ota-videos/trucks-n-bikes-sharing-the-road.

Have your say

This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.