Welcome to the Share the Road Safely web site! The Share the Road Safely program strives to improve the knowledge of all highway users to minimize the likelihood of a crash with a large truck, and reduce the consequences of those that do occur. Explore this site to learn what you can do to stay safe, and keep your family safe, on the highway.
The goal of FMCSA is to reduce the large truck fatality rate by 41 percent from 1996 to 2008. Meeting this goal will lower the annual number of truck-related fatalities down to 4,330 by 2008.
In 1991 with the enactment of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, Congress directed the Federal Highway Administration – FHWA (now under the direction of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – FMCSA) to educate the driving public about how to safely share the road with trucks and buses. In response, FMCSA introduced the “No-Zone” or “Share the Road” Program in 1994.
The Campaign was created in 1994 to educate motorists about how to safely share the road with trucks and buses (Commercial Motor Vehicles [CMVs]). Its goal is to increase awareness of the No-Zones — danger areas like blind spots, around commercial vehicles, in which cars “disappear” from the view of the truck or bus driver. No-Zones are areas where crashes are more likely to occur. Educating drivers about the No-Zones may reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage from these kinds of crashes.
Working closely with law enforcement agencies and professional associations, as well as other highway safety groups and carriers, FMCSA developed a broad-based strategy to increase public recognition about truck and bus limitations in an effort to influence the motoring public’s driving behavior. A series of television, radio, and print public service announcements (PSAs) and pertinent Share-the-Road materials were developed in coordination with the State of Maryland under a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) public education grant. As a result, Campaign materials have been distributed and widely used throughout the country. Below are links to the three most popular No-Zone Campaign outreach programs.
A bill of sale for a motor vehicle is often regulated by the state where the sale takes place. In fact, some states provide a specific bill of sale form that must be used. Not all states require a bill of sale for a motor vehicle, but it does act as proof of ownership and makes an excellent personal record. Information in a bill of sale for a motor vehicle includes a description of the vehicle, the VIN, and the odometer. It will also include the price as well as the names of the buyer and the seller. It should also be signed and dated by both. It may need to be notarized depending on the state.