Monday, November 8, 2010

Wish List

Every motorist has an opinion of other drivers' behavior. My pet peeve? Tailgaters. Grrrrr

My husband is willing to give those who irritate him the benefit of the doubt. When someone blazes past him, obviously flaunting the speed limit, he remarks that the driver must have a digestive issue and has urgent needs to attend to.

What about the folks who spend their workday on the road? What behavior would professional drivers most like other highway users to change?

MoDOT posed that question to participants in the Missouri Truck Driving Championships. The answers are posted in a "Trucker on the Street" segment on MoDOT's YouTube site.

I bet you can guess what they say before you watch the video:
  • Pay attention to your surroundings
  • Buckle up
  • Be courteous. Show respect.
  • Give everyone enough space.
  • Use turn signals.
It seems to me that full-time drivers have the same concerns as most part-time highway users.

Stay tuned. More Trucker on the Street videos are coming soon.


Anonymous said...

I must say I see truck drivers violating everything these drivers say "drivers" are doing. They drive way too fast get way to close and some even just lane jump not paying attention to whats in the lane they are headed in. I would love to see a Nation wide law slowing truckers down to 55 MPH and forcing them to say in the right lane.

Anonymous said...

I would also like to see this same question asked to motorist other than truck drivers and see what is said about truck drivers and their safe driving practices.