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ATA touring Iowa to teach teens about safe driving around semi trucks


Students in Iowa are getting some important lessons on safe driving around semi trucks this week as part of a tour by the American Trucking Associations. 

The ATA will stop at 10 locations in Iowa this week to demonstrate truck blind spots to students learning to drive. 

“We’re going to let them have some information that goes around the truck ,the different situations that could arise while there out there driving,” Kirk Weis with the ATA said. “And we will get them up in the truck so they can see what we can’t see when we’re driving out there on the road. It’s very important that they have this information. That way, they can position themselves around these vehicles when they’re in traffic.”

“We want to help all the students know that there are blind spots,” Wayne Ponschke with the ATA said. “We want them all to get home safe, and as long we can get the message out that there are blind spots, we’re looking for you just to try not to stay in them for any length of time.”

The ATA advises motorists to allow four to six seconds of space between their car and a commercial vehicle. 


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