Monday, July 21, 2008

Patrol program puts spotlight on truck safety

When driving on any of the thousands of highways crisscrossing the country, it's rare not to encounter at least one commercial vehicle. These semis command a large presence on the road.

Due to their size and ability to inflict great damage in an accident, the Kansas Highway Patrol has taken steps to build a close relationship with drivers of large trucks and inform the public of the necessary safe driving habits to employ when near these vehicles.

In its second year of existence, the highway patrol's Trucks on Patrol for Safety, or TOPS, program is an effort to reduce the number of large-truck-related crashes on Kansas highways -- accidents that often result in serious injury or death.

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