Nearly 4,000 people are killed and another 100,000 others are injured in truck and bus crashes on the nation’s highways. Most of these are preventable.
Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the Maine State Police, FedEx and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), will hold a media conference on Monday, September 24 in Portland, Maine, in conjunction with CVSA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition.
This event, sponsored by FedEx Ground, CVSA and FMCSA, will spotlight the nationwide roll-out of Operation Safe Driver Week on October 14-20, which will focus on how motorists can drive safely around large trucks and the need for truck and bus operators to follow the rules of the road without distractions and while buckled up. The group also will announce a stepped-up traffic safety enforcement effort aimed at those who exhibit unsafe driving behaviors.
When: Monday, September 24, 2012, at 12:15pm
Where: Corner of Pleasant St. and Oak St., Portland, Maine
(outside, across the street from the Holiday Inn by the Bay)
Deborah Hersman, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
Anne Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Colonel Robert A. Williams, Maine State Police
David Palmer, President, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
Brian Neal, Operation Safe Driver Program Chair, FedEx Ground
Scott Mugno, Vice President Safety & Maintenance, FedEx Ground
Why: Nearly 4,000 people are killed and another 100,000 others are injured in truck and bus crashes on the nation’s highways. Most of these are preventable.
- Attendees will sign a “No Texting Promise” poster that will be on display adjacent to the vehicles on display.
- Attendees will experience a tractor-trailer’s “No Zone” to highlight the areas around a truck where the truck driver cannot see passenger vehicles.
- Public service spots and training kits for the 2012 Teens & Trucks and Curbing Distracted Driving for CMV Drivers will be available to members of the working press.
Photo opportunities and individual interviews will be available at the conclusion of the event.