Awareness Campaigns

2016 Sharing the road with heavy vehicles

Over the past few years, the road safety record of heavy vehicles has improved in Québec. Despite this fact, one in ten traffic accident victims and one in five fatalities are a result of an accident involving a heavy vehicle. 

The “Sharing the Road With Heavy Vehicles” campaign aims to encourage all drivers to share the road by making them aware of the safety practices to follow when travelling near heavy vehicles. 

The majority of accidents involving heavy vehicles are caused by the improper behaviour and driving errors of road users travelling near them. Some of these road users might not fully understand the realities and constraints of heavy vehicles; that is why we will be making a variety of resources about sharing the road available in the coming months.

Outreach Tools

A variety of outreach tools have been developed in order to make drivers aware of the safety practices to follow when travelling near heavy vehicles:

  • Explanatory documents
  • Video clips
  • Animations  and drawings
  • On-the-ground representations of a heavy vehicle’s blind spots

These tools will be used:

  • at fairs and exhibitions
  • on social media
  • in magazines

Other tools will be added over time.