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.
Chief Chris Burbank
Sgt. Tom Potter, lead accident investigator
Christopher Smith, veteran truck driver
Launch of “Trucks Need Space,” a new safe driving initiative
1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014
Public Safety Building
475 S. 300 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Truck wrapped with campaign message
Press kit with materials for TV, radio, print available at press conference
Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact thePublic Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).