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The Volvo ATA Safety Truck has been announced as a finalist in the community program category of the 2017 Australian Road Safety Awards.
“I am very proud that the Volvo ATA Safety Truck is a finalist in the Australian Road Safety Awards. The nomination highlights the ATA’s longstanding commitment to safety and leadership of the discussion about practical road safety measures,” said Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Chair, Noelene Watson.
“In its 2015 major accident investigation report, Australia’s leading truck insurer, NTI, concluded that the truck was not at fault in 84 per cent of the fatal multi-vehicle accidents involving trucks that it considered.
“The Safety Truck’s work in educating car drivers and future car drivers is absolutely vital.”
The Volvo ATA Safety Truck features state-of-the-art technology with videos and interactive displays that teach visitors about safety in and around trucks. It demonstrates key safety concepts such as avoiding blind spots, cutting in, and not overtaking turning vehicles, as well as other safety issues such as driver distraction and seatbelts.
The Volvo ATA Safety Truck, sponsored by BP and NTI, is a mobile education centre that teaches safety in and around trucks all across Australia. In 2016, the Volvo ATA Safety Truck visited 49 schools and events and directly engaged over 30,000 visitors who came through the exhibit and shared its key safety messages.
The Australian Road Safety Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Melbourne on Wednesday, 22 March. The awards acknowledge the achievements of leading road safety stakeholders and provide an opportunity to formally recognise their commitment to improving road safety outcomes.