Road Safety GB launches campaign to warn children of HGV blindspots

A road safety group has partnered with truck manufacturer Scania to launch an education pack aimed at school children to warn of the dangers of HGV blindspots.

Road Safety GB’s initiative – ‘Stay safe on the roads’ – is aimed at 10- and 11-year-olds and includes a tutorial for teachers, a poster explaining the danger spots around trucks and information for parents on road safety.

The pack was launched at a Clocs seminar held on the first day of the Tip-ex and Tank-ex 2015 exhibition in Harrogate last week (28 May).

Road Safety GB chair Honor Byford said the initiative came about as a result of a meeting at a previous Clocs session and she urged every operator to get involved. “We will promote it to our members and other organisations,” she said. “We also want operators to provide a vehicle to go into schools. Don’t wait to be asked – make the offer and we will provide the packs. If each of you could get it out to one school we can reach a lot of children, teachers and parents. If you want help we are here to help.”