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Publication Number:      Date:  May/June 1999
Issue No: Vol. 62 No. 6
Date: May/June 1999


1999 International Highway Transportation Safety Week, June 1-5

Mr Author

International Highway Transportation Safety Week offers all partners in motor carrier and highway safety and opportunity to highlight the many people, programs, and partnerships in the United States, Canada, and Mexico that come together daily in the interest of motor carrier and highway safety.

A key message ofInternational Highway Transportation Safety Week (IHTSW) is that highway safety is a shared responsibility - all drivers (of trucks, buses, and passenger cars) and organizations (public and private) are responsible for ensuring safe highways. IHTSW provides an excellent opportunity to educate the public not only about safe driving practices but also about the many programs and innovative projects being pursued to improve truck and bus safety on our nation's highways.

This year, International Highway Transportation Safety Week is organized by the Federal Highway Administration, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Both CVSA and AASHTO are organizations that represent the states and provinces in the three North American countries.

During this important week, federal, state, and private sector groups join together in sponsoring events to bring safety information to passenger and commercial vehicle drivers. Some of the safety issues highlighted during the week are: sharing the road, driver fatigue and alertness, seat belts, commercial driver health issues, work-zone driving safety, red-light running, highway grade-crossing safety, child restraints, and pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Call us to volunteer your organization to make this the most successful week yet! We'll share ideas with you to use in planning company/organization events or match you up with one of our state offices to join in a state event.

Phil Hanley,

Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety,

(202) 366-6811

Janet Kumer,

Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety,

(202) 366-0079

Larry Stern,

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance,

(301) 564-1623



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