Targeted behavior: aggressive driving around big rigs
SALT LAKE CITY — Supported by a $300,000 grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Salt Lake City Police Department will launch a new public awareness campaign tomorrow to decrease crashes between motorists and commercial vehicles.
Chief Burbank will debut “Trucks Need Space” television ads and other materials targeting aggressive driving during a press conference at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Sgt. Tom Potter, lead accident investigator, will talk about the aftermath of accidents, while Christopher Smith will share his experiences from 20-plus years as a commercial truck driver.
|WHO:||Chief Chris Burbank|
|Sgt. Tom Potter, lead accident investigator|
|Christopher Smith, veteran truck driver|
|WHAT:||Launch of “Trucks Need Space,” a new safe driving initiative|
|WHEN:||1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014|
|WHERE:||Public Safety Building|
|475 S. 300 E.|
|Salt Lake City, UT 84111|
|VISUALS:||Truck wrapped with campaign message|
|Press kit with materials for TV, radio, print available at press conference|
Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).