Severe collisions at the back of a traffic jam are becoming more common. The “Hellwach mit 80 km/h” initiative wants to draw truck drivers’ attention to the problem with an information brochure. Kögel is supporting the campaign and distributing the free brochure to professional truckers and fleet operators.
Danger is lurking at the back of the jam. If traffic on the highway gets held up because of congestion or works, there is a risk of severe collisions – especially when trucks are involved. In 2020, 47 truck drivers died in collisions at the back of jams. There is no end in sight: in October 2021, 55 professional truckers had lost their lives at the back of jams. A tragic statistic.
The main cause for these accidents is a lack of attention. There are many reasons for this – for example, dropping off to sleep momentarily or being distracted by a smartphone. The association “Hellwach mit 80 km/h” wants to make professional truckers aware of precisely these issues. Together with experienced truckers, those responsible for the initiative have developed ten rules to help avoid collisions. A new prevention brochure now presents the rules clearly. And Kögel is actively supporting the initiative: anyone picking up a trailer from Kögel receives the campaign brochure as part of the delivery – not only in German, but also in a number of other languages.