Road Ahead safety ex­hi­bi­tion gets a re­vamp

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The Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (ATA) is plan­ning an over­haul for its Road Ahead safety ex­hi­bi­tion.

A $1.3 mil­lion trailer, the Road Ahead dis­play has been on the road for five years and hosted 80,000 vis­i­tors.

It was de­vel­oped in or­der to ed­u­cate chil­dren and adults about the road trans­port in­dus­try and road safety, with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on shar­ing the road with heavy trucks.

‘‘Shar­ing the road safely is ev­ery­one’s re­spon­si­bil­ity, but nowhere in their driver’s tests are L- and P-plate driv­ers taught to in­ter­act safely with a truck or over­sized ve­hi­cle,’’ says ATA chief ex­ec­u­tive Stu­art St Clair.

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