HOW CAN CYCLISTS AND TRUCK DRIVERS SHARE THE ROAD SAFELY?

by / Monday, 02 July 2018 / Published in News item

The Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF) and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) invite you to create a video which answers the question: How can cyclists and truck drivers share the road safely?

Make a video and help us find ways to make roads safer for all Australians.

What we know about these interactions:

  1. Trucks are over-represented in cyclist crashes – ie the amount of times a crash involves a truck, is more than what you would expect based on the number of trucks on our roads
  2. Fewer than 5% of all cyclist crashes involve a heavy vehicle BUT over a third of all fatality crashes involve a heavy vehicle. Meaning, if you are hit by a truck while riding it is more likely you will be seriously injured or killed
  3. It doesn’t have to be this way. We don’t have to choose trucks over bikes or vice versa – both can share the road safely. There are many things we can do to improve safety for people driving trucks and people riding bikes.

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