U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 14, 1998
Contact: Dave Longo
Cell Phone: 615-305-2726
FHWA Recognizes Highway Safety Partners Before NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Federal Highway Administration's Deputy Administrator Gloria Jeff
today presented awards to Nashville Speedway U.S.A. and the Tennessee Trucking Association
for their efforts to educate race fans about how to safely "Share the Road" with large trucks.
"Safety is President Clinton's highest transportation priority," Jeff said. "By working in
partnership with the trucking industry and the NASCAR family we will communicate important
highway safety messages to drivers of other vehicles."
A Tennessee Trucking Association tractor trailer will be displaying "Don't hang out in the
No-Zone" decals at the Federated Parts 250 Race and make a parade lap around the speedway
before Saturday's race.
"I think what the Department of Transportation is doing to educate people nationwide about
sharing the road safely with large trucks is very important," said Bob Harmon, president of the
Nashville Speedway U.S.A. "I agreed to support the No-Zone highway safety campaign because
transportation is a big part of our business. I appreciate the importance of this information to help
show people how to drive around large vehicles."
The FHWA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, will have a second No-Zone
truck, provided by M.S. Carriers, at the NASCAR race to distribute No-Zone literature and
display No-Zone safety materials.
NASCAR is America's fastest growing spectator sport, and getting highway safety messages out
to fans may help influence people to become safer drivers, Jeff said.
The No-Zone public highway safety campaign includes radio and print PSAs, driver education
materials, and a web site address of
Share the Road Safely
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