MFCA Chimes in on Seat Belt Program

Dec. 10, 2003
The Motor Freight Carriers Association (MFCA) yesterday announced its contribution to DOT’s program to increase seat belt use among truck drivers. MFCA company plans will include: -- Teamster drivers delivering the Buckle Up messages throughout their communities by holding highway safety seminars and Sharing the Road Safely events. -- Buckle Up messages being incorporated into No-Zone events - which
The Motor Freight Carriers Association (MFCA) yesterday announced its contribution to DOT’s program to increase seat belt use among truck drivers.

MFCA company plans will include:

-- Teamster drivers delivering the Buckle Up messages throughout their communities by holding highway safety seminars and Sharing the Road Safely events.
-- Buckle Up messages being incorporated into No-Zone events - which are geared toward new or young drivers - where the Teamster drivers focus on teaching by setting an example.
-- Buckle Up messages being placed on billboards in and around company facilities.
-- A trailer traveling around the U.S. displaying a "Protect Your Children - Buckle Up America" message in both English and Spanish.
-- Developing Public Service Announcements with state and local law enforcement on the importance of safety belts.

"Safety belt use is the single most effective strategy a person can employ to prevent deaths and injuries," said Timothy P. Lynch, President and CEO of the MFCA.

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