What Truckies Wish You Knew

Spend a morning talking to your local Probus Club about how older people can keep themselves safer while driving around trucks. Give them some tips and information about our braking distances and how we can now travel at 100kph so there is no need to pull out in front of us. Tell them why it is important to pull over regularly if they are towing a caravan and how to use their “CB radios” to communicate with us.

Given that more than 80% of all fatal crashes involving trucks is not our fault and that the rate of crashes involving older drivers is on the rise in the past month I’ve accessed over 200 older drivers in South Gippsland alone. I hope it is making a difference.

John Ernst