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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).