Layton High Students Learn How to be Truck Smart
December 5, 2017
“Do we get to drive the truck?” a Layton High School student asked excitedly at the beginning of the day. Staker Parson Companies Driver Mentor Tyler Petersen answer was (obviously) “No,” but he did inform the student that he would have a chance to sit in the big truck.
Katie “the Truck Lady” presented a UDOT Truck Smart learning experience for several Driver’s Education classes at the school. Tyler was happy to answer all of the students questions about driving a big truck during the presentation, and afterward he took them all outside to demonstrate the truck’s blind spots and “No-Zones” by using Katie’s parked car at the side of the truck as an example of how little a driver actually can see. Smiles quickly turned to expressions of shock once students realized that they could not see Katie’s car no matter how hard they strained to find it. This hands-on approach helps emphasize the importance of staying out of trucks No-Zones.
Truck Smart visits several Utah High School Driver’s Education classes each year to encourage new drivers to be Truck Smart. Staker Parson Companies is proud to have the opportunity to help teach students by supplying a truck and driver when one is available to assist with the class demonstration. Learn more about how to drive Truck Safe.