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About the Our Roads, Our Safety Campaign

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility - passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed Our Roads, Our Safety, a national safety campaign to encourage road users to share the road safely with large trucks and buses. Watch the video below to see the highlights of what the campaign offers and visit the Outreach Toolkit to download these materials for your own promotion of safety messages.

Nearly every possession we own and almost all the food we eat are brought to our local store or warehouse by truck. Perhaps you have ridden on a bus between cities or as part of a group to a national park or other attraction. Twelve million large trucks and buses (also known as commercial motor vehicles or CMVs) are registered to operate on America's roadways and play a critical role in helping move our nation's economy and transporting our loved ones.

It’s easy to think all vehicles operate like cars. But trucks and buses are much more difficult to maneuver, have massive blind spots, and take far longer to stop. Awareness of these differences, and some simple adjustments, can help everyone using the roads and keep us all as safe as possible.

The Our Roads, Our Safety campaign supports FMCSA’s mission of reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. As part of this effort, FMCSA partners with other organizations to educate all drivers, cyclists and pedestrians on the importance of sharing the road.

The more we understand each other’s road experience, the better we can look out for one another. FMCSA’s public safety awareness campaign for Our Roads, Our Safety, provides unique points of view across the full range of road users. 


Our Plan Campaign

Blind Spots Long Stopping Distances Wide Turns

Image showing blind spots around a truck

Image showing car and bus in conversation about long stopping distances

Image showing wide turns around a bus

Remember the large blind spots alongside, behind, and in front of large trucks and buses. 

It takes large trucks and buses much longer to stop than other vehicles. 

Large trucks and buses can’t maneuver as easily as smaller vehicles and need more room.

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Voices of Safety Campaign

Truck Driver
Ingrid 
Bus Driver
Keith
Passenger Vehicle Driver
Ed 

Let Ingrid inspire you… with 4 million miles of safe driving and a commitment to giving back to others.

Find out what home means to a road-loving driver who logs 65,000 miles a year.

See what you can learn from a world traveler who’s driven in all 50 states and on four continents.

Meet Ingrid Meet Keith Meet Ed

 

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Last updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016