Stay Back: Semi trucks to sport new warning signs

By: KUSA Email
By: KUSA Email

DENVER, Colo, (KUSA) - According to KUSA in Denver, the Colorado State Patrol is launching a new safety campaign aimed at reducing accidents involving semi trucks.

It is called the TACT program or "Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Truck." The program puts signs on side of big rigs traveling on Interstate 70 and Interstate 25, reminding drivers to give semi trucks plenty of room.

The Colorado State Patrol is hoping to cut down on crashes involving semis and personal vehicles. The State Patrol says 31 people died and 161 people were injured last year in crashes involving semis.

CSP says many people are driving too close to big rigs and pulling in front of them, causing accidents.

"These are avoidable instances that happen on the interstate. These crashes, all crashes are avoidable. People can be able to impact that." Col. Jim Wolfinbarger with the State Patrol said. "For those people who fail to recognize that, we're going to place a significant number of officers and troopers out on the road to help them understand that and hopefully save their lives in the process and a lot of other people's lives as well."

You will also see several billboards carrying the same message in the metro area. If you see aggressive driving the State Patrol wants you to take mental note of the license plate and report it by dialing *CSP.

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