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Trucks and Child Safety (T.A.C.S)

19 Feb 2018
Location: Robert Blake Science College
Time: 00:00:09 - 00:00:15

Run by national haulage companies, the TACS scheme brings a large truck into school and educates children about the danger of trucks and road safety.


• What exactly the driver can or cannot see in the mirrors.
• Make the children aware of the truck’s dimensions.
• Just how loud is the engine?
• What and where are the vehicle’s blind spots?
• How difficult is it for a driver, while inside the cab, to hear a
child shouting?
• What distance is needed on the nearside when a vehicle is
turning left at a junction?
• Children learn how to walk safely around the vehicle and where
to stand on the pavement.
• What should you do if a football runs under a truck?


For more information, and to request a TACS visit to your school, call Somerset Road Safety on 01823 423430 or email roadsafety@somerset.gov.uk

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