Jacobson recalled for new NHVR safety campaign

This year’s Tell Your Mate initiative focuses on fatigue

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TV personality Shane Jacobson has returned for another series of the Tell Your Mate heavy vehicle safety campaign – this time emphasising the impacts of fatigue.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) initiative calls on industry to discuss issues around driver fatigue, and builds on last year’s focus on shared responsibility around truck safety and rest stop etiquette.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto welcomes Jacobson’s return after being the face of the Tell a mate campaign over the past year.

"Initially Shane will be part of our Focus on Fatigue campaign in the lead-up to Christmas, urging drivers to chat to their colleagues and other road users about recognising the signs of fatigue," Petroccitto says.

"Simple conversations can make a big difference and we know the message is often best delivered by peers.

"For example, if you notice your vehicle drifting or overshooting a sign or lane, you may be fatigued.

"Take a break and get home safe. Remember, the only cure for tiredness is sleep. It’s better to arrive late than never." 

Look back on last year's iteration of Tell Your Mate, here

Last year’s message reiterated that heavy vehicle safety is everyone’s business, regardless if the vehicle is a truck or car, or is towing a trailer or a caravan.  

"Shane has a real interest in heavy vehicle safety and it’s exciting to be able to continue this partnership."

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