COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—See the road from the seat of a semi-truck during a special safety event outside the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Alpine Avenue NW Saturday, November 2.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., community members are invited to hop up into the driver’s seat of a semi-truck to see how passenger vehicles seem to disappear in the vehicle’s blind spots. Trucking industry representatives and police officers will also be on hand to answer questions and share safety tips.
According to the Office of Highway Safety Planning, about 70 percent of truck crashes in Michigan involve a passenger vehicle. More than half of those crashes are caused by risky moves taken by the smaller vehicle.
The truck safety event is part of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) program, which aims to curb truck-related crashes, injuries and deaths. As part of the campaign, police are planning to step up patrols on U.S.