Tips for Sharing the Road with Commercial Motor Vehicles: A Web-Based Approach
Dunn, Naomi J.
Baker, Stephanie Ann
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This report documents the Tips for Sharing the Road with Commercial Motor Vehicles website (http://www.cmvroadsharing.org). The website was created by the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence to educate teen drivers about how to share the road with heavy vehicles. The website incorporates video clips of real-world driving events captured during a naturalistic driving study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). The video clips provide examples of both proper and improper driving behavior. The rationale for providing examples of both types of behavior was that effective education of drivers, especially those who are young and inexperienced, needs to show not only “what not to do,” but should also illustrate the alternative “correct” road sharing behavior. The naturalistic driving video clips shown on the website are all from the truck driver’s perspective to highlight the difficulties these drivers face on the road every day due to other drivers’ improper road sharing behavior.