Arizona ‘Share the road’ program for teens

The Arizona Transportation Education Foundation (ATEF) garnered a $24,415 grant from the state Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for Fiscal Year 2018.

The grant allows ATEF to continue a mission to advocate for highway safety through its highly acclaimed “Share the Road” and “Teens and Trucks” programs. Specifically, the grant allows ATEF to use its mobile “Share the Road” commercial trailer with “Stay out of the no-zone” graphics to travel around Arizona sharing the safety message with the general public.

The Arizona no-zone safety-message trailerThe Arizona no-zone safety-message trailer

“Our Share the Road/Teens and Trucks programs make our roads safer for everyone, and we appreciate the support from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety,” stated ATEF Executive Director Tony Bradley. “Through education and working together, we can continue to reduce truck-involved crashes on Arizona’s roads. And the more people we can educate about safe driving around large trucks, the safer our roads will be for all drivers.”

Arizona’s “Share the Road” program has three objectives:

  • Educate all highway users, including passenger car drivers, motorcyclists and commercial vehicle operators, how to share the road safely to reduce truck-involved crashes.
  • Expand public awareness of sharing the road safely with trucks hauling over-dimensional loads.
  • Intensify outreach to several key groups, including novice drivers, senior citizens and others unaware of how their actions around large commercial vehicles can create unsafe traffic situations.