America's Road Team 2011-2012By Jena Williams

America’s Road Team Captains have put together a list of tips to keep you safe on the wintery roads. Some, such as buckle up, are an important reminder to truck drivers. You don’t want to be ejected if there is a collision or if your truck leaves the road.  Many of these are for the general public so feel free to pass the reminder on…

Large trucks have blind spots – If you can’t see the truck driver in his or her mirrors, then the truck driver can’t see you.

Buckle up – Safety belts are not a fashion statement – they save lives.

Be careful backing up – One in four preventable collisions involve backing up. Be sure to look before backing up; walk around your car prior to departure.

Do not cut in front of large trucks – Remember that trucks are heavier and take longer to make a complete stop, so avoid cutting quickly in front of them.

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* Photo courtesy of ATA America’s Road Team