In August, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety will be reminding motorists to "Respect the Load. Share the Road." The initiative's main idea is to tell drivers that it is essential to drive safely around large trucks and buses, and respect truckers on the road.
Commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are essential for other communities and are an important part of the national economy.
"Pretty much anything that you have was delivered by a truck. Our shelves would be virtually empty without the truck drivers. Railroads don't deliver to gas stations. Railroads don't deliver to grocery stores. It's all delivered by truck. "
CMV drivers are professionals who practice defensive driving. They must pay attention to the job, and watch people in other lanes to react if necessary. Large trucks and buses have large blind spots, long stopping distances, and limited maneuverability. That is why other drivers need to practice safe driving, sharing the road with trucks and large buses.
Initiative encourages to pay attention to what drivers do on the way and don't put everyone is under the risk on the road.
"Please give truckers a lot of room. Stay out of the blind spots and the no zones, put the phone down and drive. Watch out for truck drivers, you know, they're vitally important."
Full text of initiative "Respect the Load. Share the Road," with recommended "rules of the road' you can find here: