Jacobson urges drivers to Tell a mate about heavy vehicle safety

Tired driver

One of Australia’s best-known personalities, Shane Jacobson, is back on board with the NHVR’s Tell a mate heavy vehicle safety campaign.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto welcomed Jacobson’s passion for heavy vehicle safety, after being the face of the Tell a mate campaign over the past year.

“Initially Shane will be part of our Focus on Fatigue campaign in the lead-up to Christmas, urging drivers to chat to their colleagues and other road users about recognising the signs of fatigue,” Mr Petroccitto said.

“Shane has a real interest in heavy vehicle safety and it’s exciting to be able to continue this partnership. 

“Heavy vehicle safety is everyone’s business, whether you drive a truck or a car, tow a trailer or a caravan. 

“We’re calling on the industry to chat to their mates about fatigue, driving safely around trucks and etiquette around using truck rest stops. 

“Simple conversations can make a big difference and we know the message is often best delivered by peers. 

“For example, if you notice your vehicle drifting or overshooting a sign or lane, you may be fatigued. Take a break and get home safe. Remember, the only cure for tiredness is sleep. It’s better to arrive late than never.”  

Tell a mate is a social media campaign, delivered by the NHVR. For more information head to www.nhvr.gov.au/tellamate

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