Carthage High Students Learn About Truck Safety

Carthage High Students Learn About Truck Safety
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Students at Carthage High School learn the rules of the road when it comes to sharing the highway with trucks.

Stephanie Klang, a professional driver and outreach representative for Conway Truckload, led a presentation to a class of ninth graders about truck safety.

She says it’s important the soon to be drivers don’t follow too closely, and to make sure if a truck is in front of you, you can see its rear view mirrors or it can’t see you. And if you’re in front make sure you leave enough space to see headlights. When it comes to passing, it’s best to pass on the left side.

“Now we know there are times that you must pass on the right side in stop-and-go traffic, but as soon as traffic in front of you clears…try to not linger by a truck over there. We have less visibility on that side and it’s just a little harder to judge because we’re using convex mirrors,” says Klang.

After the presentation she let the kids hop into the driver’s seat to see what it’s like navigating the road from her perspective and to check out her living quarters. Klang has been driving for thirty-six years and hopes the students will see truck driving as a viable career choice.