Sharing the Road
TRUCKS, MOTORHOMES, CARAVANS & CARS
There are currently far too many accidents and incidents occur involving caravans, RVs and trucks on Australia’s highways and urban roads. Many of these could have been avoided through education on safe caravan towing practices, and a better understanding of how to work ‘with’ the heavy vehicle drivers.
At Truck Friendly, our mission is to provide well-researched and reliable easy to understand road safety education to help foster a friendlier and more cooperative working relationship between all road users on our highways and suburban roads.
You might also like to let other drivers know that you are an educated driver who wants to help other road users through joining our free caravan / RV sticker program.
The Truck Friendly program offers general caravan safety tips and advice for those new, and experienced to caravanning so that we all get home safely.
PILBARA INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE
Refer to these excellent Road Safety Tips for Touring During the Winter produced by industry in the Pilbara.
TOP TIPS FROM WA TRUCKIES
Transafe WA worked with Western Roads Federation, the LRTAWA and The Road Safety Commission during 2017 and 2018 to produce these great videos featuring WA truck drivers. Our truck drivers can do over 250,000 km per year in WA, so if you want experienced driving tips – listen to our truckies.
CARAVANS AND HEAVY VEHICLES
How can caravanners be more truck friendly?
We suggest you join the Truck Friendly Program.
The Transafe WA office is a distribution point for the Truck Friendly stickers. You can grab one of these for your caravan or RV once you have read and understood the guidelines on the Truck Friendly website.
The Co-exist website provides even more great resources for sharing the road with heavy vehicles such as:
- Tips for Caravanners
- The Importance of Rest Areas
- Travel at a Safe Following Distance
- Test your Truckie Knowledge
Believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to pack your caravan. The latter can lead to building a fruitful relationship with your insurance provider, while the former will lead to a holiday that’s remembered for all the right reasons. Take a look at the Give a Caradamn website for more information.
ESPERANCE ROADWISE – SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE campaign
Fantastic community video produced in 2016 highlighting changed the effects of harvest season on communities and road users.
MID-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – TAME THE BEAST campaign
In 2013 MWIRSA launched a road safety campaign addressing the safe overtaking of road trains on regional WA roads. The campaign explains safe overtaking of road trains from two sides; the truck drivers perspective and from that of a back seat driver in the passing vehicle. The resulting TV Commercials are short but highly effective.
MID-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – FIT FOR THE TRIP campaign
In September 2014 MWIRSA launched ‘Fit for the Trip’ featuring mid-west truck driver Eddie. Make sure you are fit for the trip.
MID-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – WE SHARE campaign
Launched 2016, these videos feature Patience Bulk Haulage manager, and Mid-West Industry Road Safety Alliance member, Anthony Bakranich and his family in the mid-west.
SOUTH-WEST INDUSTRY ROAD SAFETY ALLIANCE – TOOLBOX VIDEOS
RACQ TV -VIDEO
NSW Police – 2017
Be Truck Aware – how would you fare in the driver’s seat of a truck?
NSW Department of Transport