Road safety is everyone's responsibility—passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and even pedestrians. We must all remember that we all have different safety challenges when traveling on our roads. Blind spots, long stopping distances, and wide turns are just a few of those challenges to remember. Be a part of our plan to share the road safely. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed Our Roads, Our Safety, a national safety campaign to encourage road users to share the road safely with large trucks and buses.
Nearly every possession we own and almost all the food we eat are brought to our local store or warehouse by truck. Perhaps you have ridden on a bus between cities or as part of a group to a national park or other attraction. Twelve million large trucks and buses (also known as commercial motor vehicles or CMVs) are registered to operate on America's roadways and play a critical role in helping move our nation's economy and transporting our loved ones.
It’s easy to think all vehicles operate like cars. But trucks and buses are much more difficult to maneuver, have massive blind spots, and take far longer to stop. Awareness of these differences, and some simple adjustments, can help everyone using the roads and keep us all as safe as possible.
The more we understand each other’s road experiences, the better we can look out for one another.