It's not our fault that motorists can't drive
A LETTER to the editor slamming other motorists for not changing their driving habits or "learning how to drive safely and legally” resonated with Big Rigs readers.
The letter, written by Angela Welsh, hit out at the targeting of trucks in operations after crashes and the lack of the same for car drivers in similar circumstances.
Malcolm Campbell said until the "powers that be” recognised and made statements to suit the roadways, truckies' travel should be classed as a workplace.
"It's going to be hard but truck drivers have got to be recognised not as second-class citizens but working persons providing a service, trying to make a living like everyone else,” he said.
Ramon Daglish said before anyone was to be able to get a licence to drive vehicles of any kind, they should be made to ride in a truck for a day to see what really went on with other people on the road.
"Then perhaps there would not be so many people blaming truck drivers,” he said.