The trucking industry has made commitments to road safety

July 10, 2018, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

 

 

The Ontario Trucking Association ahs been facing increased pressure from government and other road drivers to solve the perception that they are overtaking the highways of Ontario, particularly the 401 in the GTA.

With ‘just in time’ manufacturing the well-established trend, the move to stores carrying little inventory, and the reduced use of rail to ship goods, the roads are indeed facing much higher truck traffic than ten and twenty years ago. The trucks are becoming longer, bigger, and more numerous. They often drive closely and seem to use up the right two lanes of the highway. At times they become impossible to pass causing frustration to ‘four wheelers’ as cars are known.

Car drivers often cut truckers off, and don’t seem to understand that the trucks cannot stop quickly and that they have big blind spots beside them.

Impatient driving, careless and distracted driving, and speeding are problems that all drivers share.

I thought you might find this image from the OTA website informative. As an association it is to their benefit to police their own drivers, and to continue to educate them on bet practices. As car drivers we should understand the challenges faced by truck drivers on busy highways packed bumper to bumper with other vehicles.

 

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