The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a safety program geared toward truckers who traverse mountainous terrain.
The Mountain Rules, launched Aug. 16, is a safety initiative meant to educate in-state and interstate trucking companies and drivers about the challenges of driving through mountains. The program is a partnership among CDOT, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Motor Carriers Association and driver alert providers PrePass Safety Alliance and Drivewyze.
CDOT established the partnership after recent runaway truck incidents resulted in fatalities. Colorado’s high elevation, topography and severe weather can present challenges for drivers, especially those maneuvering trucks. Long and heavy vehicles moving along a mountain corridor can sometimes experience brake failure.
The Mountain Rules is part of CDOT’s Whole System-Whole Safety initiative to increase safety awareness.
“It’s no secret that our mountains create immense challenges for semi-truck drivers,” CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew said. “The Mountain Rules has a simple mission — get everyone home safely — and this campaign, which supports CDOT’s Whole Safety-Whole System initiative, is a major step towards achieving that goal.”
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