Elite Drivers Tout Importance of Good Roads to Safety

Share the Road Professionals Also Urge Caution in Construction Zones

May 14, 2015, 11:03 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, elite drivers from American Trucking Associations' Share the Road team said that well-maintained roads and bridges are important to highway safety.

"Good roads and bridges make it easier for professional drivers like me and everyday motorists to arrive at our destinations safely," said Charlie Demchock, a Share the Road professional with Walmart Transportation. "Potholes, congestion and poorly marked roads make the important task of driving more difficult."

Earlier this week (http://trck.ng/HiwayBill), ATA called on Congress to pass a long-term highway bill to address the condition of the nation's roads and bridges

"While good roads are important to safety, it is also important to drive carefully when those roads are being worked on," said Richie Buitrago, a Share the Road professional with Con-way Freight. "Slowing down and being alert in construction zones is a great way to keep not only motorists, but the men and women working on our highways safe."

Editors: Share the Road Professional Drivers in your area are available to speak about the importance of sharing the road, well-maintained highways and being safe in work zones.

Share the Road is a highway safety outreach program of the American Trucking Associations that educates all drivers about sharing the roads safely with large trucks. An elite team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles deliver life-saving messages to millions of motorists annually. The safety program is sponsored by Mack Trucks Inc. and Michelin North America Inc. www.atastr.org.  Follow the Share the Road on Twitter and Facebook.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward 

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