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GOHS Grant Helps Educate Driving Public About Sharing The Road With Large Trucks

GOHS Grant Helps Educate Driving Public About Sharing the Road with Large Trucks

Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Transportation Education Foundation (ATEF) is proud to announce the completion of a $24,415 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for FY201.

The grant allows ATEF to continue its mission to advocate for highway safety through its highly acclaimed “Share the Road” and “Teens and Trucks” programs. Specifically, this grant allows ATEF to use its mobile “Share the Road” commercial trailer with the “Stay Out of the No-Zone” graphics to travel around Arizona sharing its safety message.

“Our Share the Road/Teens and Trucks programs make our roads safer for everyone and we appreciate the support from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety,” stated ATEF Executive Director Tony Bradley. “Through education and working together, we can continue to reduce truck-involved crashes on Arizona’s roads. And the more people we can educate about safe driving around large trucks, the safer our roads will be for all drivers.”

“Share the Road” program has three objectives:

  • Educate all highway users, including passenger car drivers, motorcyclists and commercial vehicle operators, how to share the road safely to reduce truck-involved crashes.
  • Expand public awareness of sharing the road safely with trucks hauling over-dimensional loads.
  • Intensify outreach to several key groups, including novice drivers, senior citizens and others unaware of how their actions around large commercial vehicles can create unsafe traffic situations.

For more information or to schedule a Share the Road or Teens and Trucks event, please contact Karen Nesta at 602-850-6000 or visit www.sharetheroadaz.com.

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