Share the road

roundabouts

DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE (ROUNDABOUTS)

Based on some of the comments from the surveys it would appear there are two problems. The first is the perception of some including many young drivers that the truck races them to the roundabout. Wha...

overtakingtrucks

OVERTAKING TRUCKS

Too many drivers take significant risks to save a few minutes on a long trip. People become frustrated at slow trucks on hills and often the speed limit gap between the standard speed limit of 110 and...

caravans

CARAVANS & MOTORHOMES

One of the most challenging situations on the roads is with a truck catching up behind a van and the van driver. The van driver believes they are doing the right thing, unnecessarily slows down and mo...

night

Driving at night

High beam glare contributes to fatigue during night driving. When you see the lights of an oncoming vehicle dip or you are flashed before reaching a crest or curve, dip your lights. By waiting until y...

road positioning

Road Positioning

A truck uses all of its lane space, do not travel right on the centre line, use the road width available, to give you space between opposing traffic. If stopped or broken down, where possible park wel...

Road Courtesy

Road Courtesy

This tip is a simple concept, but along with driver education, awareness of sharing the roads and increasing your safety, these things are often not given enough consideration. Many people are in a hu...

speed

Speed Limited & being overtaken by a truck

These two tips have been combined as they relate to each other so closely. The speed that a heavy vehicle can travel is closely governed and by law it is not possible for the driver to increase their ...

dont cut in front

Don’t cut in front of trucks

A loaded B-Double can weigh 40 to 50 times that of the average sedan and because of this substantial weight difference, trucks take much longer to stop than a car. Cutting in front of trucks approachi...

NRSW2019

National Road Safety Week

Have you been and taken your pledge this year? A visit to the web page https://www.sarahgroup.org/ will once again bring home the message to everyone why we strive for safer roads. These kind of trage...

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