Truckie wants driv­ers to be more aware on the roads

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TRUCK driv­ers face a life-and-death bat­tle on our roads ev­ery sin­gle day.

Tony Cutler, who has been driv­ing trucks for 36 years, said it was a daily bat­tle against other mo­torists for truck­ies to get to their des­ti­na­tion.

He spoke out af­ter a school teacher told The North­ern Star she was left shaken and fear­ful af­ter two close en­coun­ters with trucks while driv­ing.

Read­ers shared their thoughts on the is­sue. Steven Scuba Daw­son: I feel like a lot of the com­plaints about trucks from cars, are the same you get about cars from cy­clists. Too many car driv­ers think­ing they own the road.

Robert Ma­son: Make it com­pul­sory four hours in a HR an four hours on a moped un­der su­per­vi­sion be­fore you can upgrade from P2 to Open class. You can’t start to un­der­stand the other per­son

un­til you’ve walked a mile in their shoes!

Steve Sand­ford: About time the Au­thor­i­ties went on the news and told how al­most 90 per cent of truck ac­ci­dents that the truck driver is NOT at fault.

PHOTO: MARC STAPELBERG

SAFETY FIRST: Tony Cutler wants ve­hi­cle driv­ers to be more aware of shar­ing the road.

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