Motorists taught to share the road with trucks

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REGINA, Sask. — The province of Saskatchewan has launched a program aimed at teaching motorists how to share the road with trucks.

The Share the Road safety program is sponsored by the Transportation Partnership Fund, and is intended to educate drivers of smaller vehicles on how to avoid accidents with semi trucks and trailers. Motorists of all ages are being targeted under the initiative.

“Lack of awareness on how long it takes a large truck to stop is one major cause of collisions,” says Highways and Transportation Minister, Mark Wartman.

“It takes almost the full length of a football field to stop a semi trailer travelling at 100 km-h. For motorists’ safety, it is important to be aware of the physics of truck traffic and know how to safely share the road with these vehicles.”

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