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Professional Drivers Offer Highway Safety Tips For
America’s Road Team Captains Provide
Life Saving Advice
ARLINGTON, Va. – As more than 36 million motorists
prepare to hit the road this Thanksgiving holiday, elite
professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free
miles are offering advice on how to arrive safely to
friends and family.
America’s Road Team Captains agree that these keys
will make for happy motoring:
Use common sense:
Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday, and most
motorists don't travel the highways as often as trucks
do; be sure to use extra caution.
Perform a pre-trip
inspection: Safety begins in the driveway. Check your
vehicle's tires, wipers and fluids. Have your radiator
and cooling system serviced. You can prevent many of the
problems that strand motorists on the side of the road
before you leave your home.
Plan your trip:
Know your exit by name and number, allow plenty of
driving time and factor in stops for food and rest.
Check your emergency
kit: Contents should include: battery-powered radio,
flashlight, blanket, jumper cables, fire extinguisher,
first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable foods, maps,
tire repair kit and flares.
Be aware of changes in
weather: Weather conditions across the U.S. will be
changing, especially during early mornings and
evenings with the cold. Watch for ice, snow and other
weather-related obstacles. Also, remember weather can
change dramatically from when you start your trip to when
you end. Bring a sweater, and watch for the signs.
Leave early and avoid
risks: Leave early so you won't be anxious about
arriving late and to accommodate delays. Road conditions
may change due to inclement weather or traffic
Know your limitations:
Don't drive when tired, upset or physically ill.
Remember, when traveling in a car, you are in control and
can take a break if needed.
Be aware of truck blind
spots: When sharing the road with large trucks, be
aware of their blind spots. If you can't see the truck
driver in his or her mirrors, then the truck driver can’t
Take care when changing
lanes: Never try to gain a few seconds by attempting
a risky maneuver, and think twice about changing lanes
just get around a vehicle that is traveling at a speed
close to yours. Do not cut a truck short; they can take
up to two football fields to fully stop.
Slow Down: With the
extra highway congestion due to holiday travel, speeding
becomes even more dangerous. Allow plenty of space
between vehicles, and reduce your speed.
Buckle up: Safety
belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45 percent and
are a simple way to increase your safety on the road.
The America’s Road Team would like to remind the
motoring public that from driveway to highway, safety
requires patience and dedication.
For more information visit American
America’s Road Team.
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