Art contest focuses on CMV fatalities

Emphasizes importance of safety belts

Posted January 6, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that submissions are now being accepted for the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership’s “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” annual student art contest, which aims to reduce the number of fatalities caused by commercial truck and bus drivers not buckling up.

Approximately 275 occupants of large trucks who were killed in crashes in 2013 were not wearing their safety belts, according to the most recently available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The contest is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with relatives or sponsors in the commercial truck and bus industries. Submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2016. More information is available at: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safetybelt


 

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