UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 10.30am MONDAY 26 MARCH
Jimmy Rees uses his ‘point of view’ to help promote truck safety on Aussie roads
Media event: 12pm Monday 26th June
At: Naughton Transport, 28 Green Street Doveton VIC
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) road safety campaign We All Need Space is hosting an event at Naughton Transport to launch the campaign featuring comedian Jimmy Rees.
Self-confessed ‘excellent driver’ and viral comedian Jimmy will be there to help educate the ‘not so excellent drivers’ on safely sharing the road with trucks.
“While the average driver might not spend much time considering what it means to drive safely around trucks, as a dad that likes caravanning during school holidays, I have seen all sorts of drivers out there, especially when you are towing something heavy,” Jimmy Rees said.
NHVR Spokesperson Michelle Tayler said there has never been a more important time to educate light vehicle drivers on truck safety, with around 70 per cent of serious incidents or fatalities involving both heavy and light vehicles the fault of the light vehicle.
“School holidays can be a busy time on Australian roads and almost every light vehicle driver and road user out there will likely come across some type of truck on their journey,” Ms Tayler said.
For more information, visit www.weneedspace.com.au
Media interviews and photo opportunities with Comedian Jimmy Rees and NHVR’s Executive Director of Corporate Affairs Michelle Tayler available on the day. Photo opportunities with a Naughton Transport Truck.
Media contact: Prue Cripps | Prue.Cripps@nhvr.gov.au | 0417 389 961
About the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR): The NHVR is Australia’s regulator for heavy vehicles, and we work across a range of heavy vehicle safety, productivity, policy and operational initiatives and projects endorsed by state and federal transport ministers. Established in 2013, our vision is to build a single, consistent national regulator and a safe, efficient, and productive heavy vehicle industry serving the needs of Australia. We are a modern and intelligence-led regulator focused on informing, educating, and enforcing regulatory action to those posing the greatest risk to road users.
Prue Cripps - NHVR Media Team
P.h. 0417 389 961