HOW CAN CYCLISTS AND TRUCK DRIVERS SHARE THE ROAD SAFELY?
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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.