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NTI Truck Insurance promotes road-sharing this Christmas

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NTI Truck Insurance Warning
With Australian roads getting busier by the second from the rush of holidaymakers, NTI is urging truck drivers to ensure their safety and that of their co-road users by sharing the road and being aware of less-experienced drivers this Christmas.

The transport and logistics insurer has seen a 3.7% rise in the number of serious truck accidents over the past year, as well as a 7.3% increase in the total cost of accidents, said NTI CEO Tony Clark.

"The lead-up to Christmas is a very busy time with cars often travelling on roads the driver isn’t necessarily familiar with,” Clark said. “At the same time, transport operators are working hard to ensure shelves are stocked – this is a peak time for them. Fatigue, inappropriate overtaking, and underestimating the road conditions can all be a recipe for disaster. All drivers must be mindful of other road users and do their part to ensure everyone reaches their destination safely.”

The NTI boss also urged the tru…