Trucks, Traffic & Teens 2017 - Decatur

The 2017 Trucks, Traffic & Teens event in Decatur was an amazing success! The 3 day event was attended by over 700 drivers ed students from local high schools. There is no charge to the schools or students for attending, so it wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our sponsors:

McLeod Express
Coziahr Harley Davidson
Miles Chevrolet
HSHS St. Mary's Hospital
Skeff Distributing
Truck Centers Inc
Macon County Farm Bureau
Tommy House Tire Co
Pilot Flying J
Decatur Memorial Hospital
Marvin Keller
Quality Trailer Sales

The goal of this program is to include commercial motor vehicles in the discussion when teaching young adults to drive. Every single student that came through the program sat in the drivers seat of a semi tractor with a 53' trailer attached. Along side the tractor-trailer were several cars and motorcycles, but the students were unable to see most of them once in the truck. This really emphasized to students the importance of not riding in blind spots and the potential dangers of doing so. 

We are in the planning process for the Joliet event happening later this year. In 2016 we brought our program to 500 students, 2017 will double that number. Do you know of an area of the state we should go to next? We would like to double our reach again in 2018!