Volvo ATA Safety Truck makes finalist


Safety vehicle receives recognition in this year's Australian Road Safety Awards

Volvo ATA Safety Truck makes finalist
Noelene Watson accepting the certificate from Darren Chester.

 

Australian Trucking Association (ATA) chair Noelene Watson discussed road safety issues with federal transport and infrastructure minister Darren Chester while accepting a finalist certificate on behalf of the Volvo ATA Safety Truck recently.

The positive impact of the safety vehicle was recognised in the community program category of the 2017 Australian Road Safety Awards.

The Australian Road Safety Awards are presented by Caltex, and are an initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation.

"I am very proud to accept this finalist certificate on behalf of the Volvo ATA Safety Truck and the ATA," Watson says.

"This finalist certificate highlights the important road safety message that the ATA is spreading through the Volvo ATA Safety Truck.

"I was very pleased to be able to discuss road safety and other important issues for the trucking industry today with the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester."

ATA says the safety truck "voice" for truck safety nationwide and is a mobile education centre that teaches safety in and around trucks 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.

"Trucks behave differently to cars and The Volvo ATA Safety Truck’s work in educating car drivers and future car drivers about road safety and safety around trucks is absolutely vital," Watson says.

"The ATA is leading the national conversation about raising awareness and adopting a proactive approach to this serious issue.

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