Regional transportation safety initiatives are developed to create a safer environment for bicyclists and pedestrians, commuters, first responders, commercial motor vehicle operators and anyone else traveling from one place to another on our roadways. North Central Texas has an enormous volume of freight being transported every day, by semi- trucks and other Commercial Motor Vehicles. If you own it, a truck probably brought it.
As the population grows and freight traffic increases to supply the growing demand of consumer product deliveries, the potential for roadway incidents between automobiles and Commercial Motor Vehicles escalates. Many drivers do not realize that these vehicles have "blind spots" where the driver has no view of passing vehicles. They are difficult to maneuver and the length of time needed to stop is about 40% greater than cars.