Share the road tips for travelling caravaners
These are the latest video tips and advice that every caravan or RV driver should watch before hitting the road this winter.
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the videos, funded under the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, again highlighted the importance of safe interaction between heavy vehicles and caravan or RV drivers.
“There are a large number of caravans and RV users returning to regional roads across many parts of Australia,” Mr Buchholz said.
“Caravaners and truckies spend a lot of time on our highways, so it’s timely to remind all road users to look after each other and stay safe.”
The Whiteline Television videos are fronted by well-known truckie and safety advocate Rod Hannifey and entertainer Amelia Ryan. They cover topics such as sharing truck stops and roadhouses or overtaking on a highway.
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the latest videos continue the work the NHVR had undertaken with the caravan industry over the past year.
“I’m pleased that holiday makers, through the NHVR, Whiteline or caravan industry groups, have a wide range of information to understand the difficult roles and tasks that truckies are undertaking,” Mr Petroccitto said.
“I’m calling on any truck driver who knows someone with a caravan to ‘Tell a mate’ to watch these videos.
“They feature some of Australia’s finest outback scenery, but Rod and Amelia’s tips are vitally important whether you are on an open highway, stopping for a break or setting up for the night.”
Whiteline Television’s Steve McCarthy said the videos were part of a series to provide practical and tailored advice on key road safety for heavy vehicle drivers and caravaners.
“We’ve also released three new fatigue videos, which feature truck drivers passing on tips to other truckies that help them to manage their fatigue.
“Earlier this year we also released a series of videos on driver mental health and wellbeing.”
To view the Share the Road videos visit www.sharetheroad.net.au
- Caravaners and truckies sharing the road – https://bit.ly/3j6va6s
- Caravaners and truckies sharing facilities – https://bit.ly/38XmvyF
To view the latest Whiteline Television fatigue videos visit www.truckingnation.com.au
The NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government, supports implementable, value-for-money projects that deliver significant heavy vehicle safety benefits.
For more information on the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, visit www.nhvr.gov.au/hvsi
For Minister Buchholz | Scott O’Connell | 0413 424 384
For NHVR | Clare Manton | 0432 446 268
For Whiteline Television | Stephen McCarthy | 0438 528 972
About Whiteline Television
Whiteline Television has been operating since 2015 to improve the reputation of the heavy vehicle industry and to educate both truck drivers and other motorists about safely sharing the road. They are an independent broadcaster producing web-based programs dedicated to the positive promotion of the Australian road transport industry. Whiteline Television’s latest videos are published on a community web page at www.truckingnation.com.au. Information is also available at www.facebook.com/WhitelineTelevision