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High school students learn to "Share the Road Safely with big Trucks"
High school students learn to "Share the Road Safely with big Trucks"

Tampa, FL-- High school student drivers in Tampa will learn how to safely share the road with large trucks and tractor trailers at school this Thursday. 

Below is part of a release with the purpose and details of the training sessions to take place:

On Thursday, January 24, the best of Florida’s professional truck drivers and Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol will visit 13 Tampa-area high schools to educate more than 1,000 high school driver education students on how they, as new drivers on Florida’s highways, can safely “share the road” with tractor trailers.

“Sharing the road safely with large trucks can be a challenge for anyone, but it is especially challenging to new drivers,” states Mary Lou Rajchel, President and CEO of the Florida Trucking Association. “To ease this apprehension and educate young, new drivers we provide education on the operating characteristics of full size tractor trailers, as well as the large blind spots that exist.”

According to the National Safety Council, about 10 teens died each day in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2009.

The release also says student will learn of a truck's "No Zone", as well as witness a saftey demo of a real-life highway scenario with cars and trucks. They will also see a real, big rig cab in person to get a feel for their blind spots. 

Students from the following schools will take part in the experience:

  • Alonso High School : 8302 Montague Street, Tampa....................... Begins 7:30 a.m.
  • Blake High School (magnet):  1701 North Blvd, Tampa.................... Begins: 7:35 a.m.
  • Bloomingdale High School: 1700 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico............ Begins 8:30 a.m.
  • Chamberlain High School:  9401 North Blvd, Tampa........................ Begins: 7:33 a.m.
  • Durant High School: 4748 Cougar Path, Plant City ........................... Begins: 7:35 a.m.
  • Freedom High School: 17410 Commerce Park Blvd, Tampa.............. Begins: 7:25 a.m.
  • Gaither High School: 16200 N Dale Mabry, Tampa........................... Begins: 7:30 a.m.
  • King High School: 6815 N 56th St, Tampa.......................................... Begins: 7:40 a.m.
  • Leto High School: 4409 Sligh Ave, Tampa........................................ Begins: 7:30 a.m.
  • Sickles High School: 7950 Gunn Hwy, Tampa.................................. Begins: 7:33 a.m.
  • Steinbrenner High School: 5575 West Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz..... Begins 8:30 a.m.
  • Tampa Bay Tech: 6410 Orient Rd, Tampa......................................... Begins: 8:30 a.m.
  • Wharton High School: 20150 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa............... Begins: 7:33 a.m.

 

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