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Our Roads, Our SafetyⓇ Week

Large trucks and buses fuel our nation’s economy, transporting millions of goods and thousands of people across the country every day. While we’re all sharing the road with these large vehicles, do we understand the impact that their size and weight have on how they share the road with us? Large trucks and buses maneuver differently than other vehicles and it’s important we understand how to operate around them safely.

Our Roads, Our Safety Week (May 7-13, 2023) is a national, annual safety observance dedicated to educating all road users on sharing the road safely with large trucks and buses. Together with the larger safety community, FMCSA is committed to sharing safety tips, resources, and materials that help improve road safety, directly supporting the National Roadway Safety Strategy.

Participate in Our Roads, Our Safety Week

Throughout the week, FMCSA will raise awareness and share actionable information to help prevent roadway fatalities and educate all road users on sharing the road safely with large trucks and buses. It’s easy to participate in Our Roads, Our Safety Week – download and share the resources below from our toolkit.

FMCSA will also host an in-person event (also livestreamed) at the U.S. Department of Transportation on May 11 to discuss the Agency’s and the industry’s commitment to road safety. 

Learn More About the Event

Our Roads, Our Safety Week Toolkit

Help spread the word about sharing the road safely with large trucks and buses with the following materials: social media graphics and messages, Facebook cover photo, sample press release, and a sample email to conduct outreach about the week to your networks. These resources are designed to help you easily share information about the week and encourage everyone to commit to safer roads.

Social Media Graphics and Messages

Graphic showing a truck, bus, truck driver and bus driver that has the Our Roads Our Safety week logo on top

Download Graphic

Message: #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek is May 7-13! Whether you drive, walk, roll, or ride,
everyone plays a role in creating a safer road system.

Follow along and learn more about ways to help keep everyone safe on #OurRoads:

Graphic showing different types of vehicles that says share the road safely

Download Graphic

Message: How do you share the road safely with other road users? From buckling up and driving at a safe speed, to avoiding distractions while behind the wheel, commit to safe driving and creating safer roads! #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek

Graphic of truck that says safer roads help protect all road users

Download Graphic

Message: Road conditions may change due to weather, traffic, or even construction, so it’s important to stay alert and focused at all times while behind the wheel.

Commit to creating safer roads and streets to protect yourself and others sharing the road. #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek

Graphic showing a driver reviewing their truck and says safer vehicles lead to safer roads.

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Message: Pre-trip vehicle inspections help ensure large trucks and buses are safe before hitting the road. We’re committed to safety: safer vehicles lead to safer roads. #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek

Maintain safe speeds

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Message: Speeding is a top contributor to deaths on our roadways. Following posted limits and maintaining a safe speed helps you stay in control of your vehicle and gets everyone on #OurRoads to their destination safely. #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek

Graphic showing a truck driver asking How will you commit to road safety?

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Message: Large trucks and buses face unique challenges because of their size and weight. They make wide turns, take longer to stop time, and have large blind spots.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to share the road safely. Together, let’s commit to making #OurRoads safer for our families, friends, colleagues, and all road users. #OurRoadsOurSafetyWeek

Facebook Cover Image

Update your Facebook page’s cover photo with this Our Roads, Our Safety Week image to show your commitment to safety.

Download Cover Image

Additional Resources

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to preventing serious injuries and deaths on America’s highways. Learn more about the National Roadway Safety Strategy.
  • Support the Department’s goal of zero roadway fatalities by reviewing the Safe System Approach.
Last updated: Thursday, May 4, 2023