‘Safety Man’ visits Pahiatua School
Pahiatua School received a visit from a road safety truck known as “Safety Man” sponsored by the New Zealand Trucking Association and other sponsors.
The truck trailer has two slideouts which make a classroom sized space complete with air conditioning and toilet.
The purpose of the programme is to engage with all road users and share tips on how to share the road safely with big trucks.
“We want to raise awareness with people on how to be safe around trucks,” said Dave Boyce of New Zealand Trucking Association. “We also run a healthy truck driver programme about diet, exercise, managing sleep, mental health and fatigue.”
An interactive visual experience inside the truck highlights situations road users might find themselves in that can result in accidents.
The truck has been on the road since August last year and has had 17,000 people through it. It was in Pahiatua on Tuesday and went on to Woodville School the next day.