FMCSA's Our Roads, Our Safety Week begins; aimed at pro drivers, others

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Our Roads, Our Safety Week begins today and runs through Saturday, May 11. The safety observance is dedicated to educating commercial motor vehicle drivers and all roadway users on sharing the road safely with large trucks and buses, according to the agency.

“We appreciate the role truck and bus drivers have in supporting a healthy economy and connecting us from coast to coast,” said FMCSA Acting Deputy Administrator Sue Lawless. “This campaign is a reminder for those drivers – and all who share the road with them – to focus on safety as they navigate the nation’s roadways.”

Our Roads, Our Safety Week will spotlight a key road user each day of the week and disseminate various resources, tips and reminders that can help them share the road safely. FMCSA’s Our Roads, Our Safety Week Toolkit includes materials that can help spread road safety messages across various mediums.  

The public is invited to join FMCSA and members of the road safety community for a free transportation safety fair on Thursday, May 8 at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington DC. The outdoor event offers interactive exhibits, driving simulators, and engaging educational activities. 

Our Roads, Our Safety® Week is just one part of FMCSA’s ongoing road safety outreach and education effort and aligns with the launch of the agency’s 2024 Our Roads, Our Safety Campaign. This national public awareness initiative promotes safe driving practices among commercial motor vehicle drivers and all roadway users. This campaign also aligns with and supports implementation of the Department’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and the adoption of the Safe System Approach as a guiding paradigm to address roadway safety.