UNOFFICIAL COPY AS OF 05/05/18 01 REG. SESS. 01 RS BR 1480
A RESOLUTION relating to highway safety education.
WHEREAS, the Kentucky Alliance for Motor Vehicle Safety is composed of the following charter members: American Automobile Association of Kentucky, Bluegrass American Automobile Association, Drive Smart Kentucky, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Kentucky Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Kentucky Motor Transport Association Safety Council, Operation Lifesaver, The Insurance Institute of Kentucky, Great West Casualty, Marvin Johnson & Associates, Kentucky Road Team, Health Screenings, Incorporated, ABF Trucking Company, Central Grain Haulers, Eagle Carriers LTD, Landstar Ligon, Lexington Cartage Company, National Distributors, Pegasus Transportation, Riley Whittle, Incorporated, SuperService, Trimac Transportation, Tyme-It Transportation, and Usher Transportation; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is promoting a "NO-ZONE" public education program to increase the motoring public's awareness of the area around trucks where cars disappear into blind spots and where cars are so close to the truck that they restrict the truck driver's ability to stop or maneuver safely; and
WHEREAS, both types of NO-ZONES greatly increase the potential for serious traffic accidents; and
WHEREAS, the American Trucking Association is promoting an "Awake at the Wheel" campaign to educate the motoring public on the danger signals for drowsy drivers and how to avoid driving when tired; and
WHEREAS, sleepiness slows a driver's reaction time in an emergency, decreases a driver's awareness, and impairs a driver's judgment all of which contribute to traffic accidents; and
WHEREAS, the Kentucky Motor Transport Association is promoting "Kentucky's Roadteam," a public outreach campaign led by a small group of professional truck drivers with superior driving skills and excellent safety records to increase safety on the Commonwealth's highways; and
WHEREAS, professional truck drivers basically live on the nation's highways and are perhaps the most experienced individuals on how to improve safety and reduce accidents;
Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:
Section 1. The members of this body, both individually and collectively, do hereby commend the commitment and foresight of the safety campaigns being carried out by the many members of the Kentucky Alliance for Motor Vehicle Safety.
Section 2. The Senate is proud to support efforts to increase safety and reduce accidents on the Commonwealth's highways.
Section 3. The Senate strongly encourages all superintendents of school districts, principals, and teachers throughout Kentucky to contact the Kentucky Alliance for Motor Vehicle Safety to schedule a free highway safety education presentation in their schools because our youth of today join the ranks of licensed drivers tomorrow.