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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.

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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.

It was through public-private partnerships between government agencies and private/non-profit organizations that many of these outreach efforts were made possible.

For more information about the No-Zone Campaign activities and programs please visit the links below.

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No-Zone Campaign Information