OTA and Transport Minister unveil blind spot campaign at Truck World

TORONTO, (April 22, 2004) — The Ontario Trucking Association and the Ministry of Transportation today kicked off a road safety sticker campaign that warns motorists to avoid driving in a large truck’s blind spots.

The sticker, which fits on the back of tractor-trailers, was unveiled by OTA President David Bradley and Ontario Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar today at Canada’s national truck show, Truck World. Following the ceremony, the Minister rode in a tractor-trailer to see for himself how cars and trucks can better share the road.

The truck was driven by Kriska Transportation’s Maryann Geertsema, a member of OTA’s team of truck driver ambassadors the OTA Road Knights.

As many as 35 per cent of truck-car fatalities are tied to motorists inadvertently driving in a truck’s blind spots, the OTA says.

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