'Know Your Blind Spots' Campaign

Know Your Blind Spots Campaign

BLIND SPOTS are locations around a truck where the truck driver is unable to see cars/bikes/people around him. In many cases, fatal accidents occur when truck drivers pull out unaware that there is a car in their BLIND SPOT or a car/bike cuts in front of them without warning. At Volvo, SAFETY is our core value and we make it our mission to keep this top of mind in drivers’ minds.

In 2016, we are championing this cause to re-emphasize SAFETY on roads and to reinforce Volvo as synonymous with safety. Think Safety, Think Volvo.

This campaign is supported by MIROS, JPJ and SPAD.

Stop, Look, Wave

Stop, Look, Wave Campaign

We decided to work on raising children’s awareness of how to behave safely in traffic through a global Stop, Look, Wave hands-on training campaign aimed at children. We started out by encouraging our 100,000 employees – based all around the world – to get involved in promoting safety awareness sessions for children in their immediate environment, with the help of specially developed training kits.  We have one basic kit, and another more in depth kit for use by educators, youth group leaders, police officers, and other people who work with children.

We are truly committed to explain the concept of Stop, Look, Wave to as many children as we can. This message can make a life-saving difference. How many children can you reach and talk to about Stop, Look, Wave?

Preventing accidents

Human error is contributory factor in around 90% of all traffic accidents. So we help our drivers see more. We help them stay comfortable and focused. And we equip our trucks with systems and technologies that take safety to the next level.

Efficient brakes
Our Electronic Braking System creates smooth brake interactions, shorter stopping distances, and better stability and road-holding.

Stability support
If your truck is about to skid or rollover, the Electronic Stability Program counteracts lateral forces to set things right.

All-round visibility
Lots of glass, powerful windscreen wipers, redesigned rear-view mirrors and more help you see more, and stay safe.

Intelligent tech
Adaptive Cruise Control manages your proximity to the vehicle in front, while the Hill Start Aid helps you take off uphill safely.

Security systems
Our Anti-Theft System lets you lock the truck and activate the alarm remotely, and alerts you to tampering with a 105 dB (A) siren.

Maximum drivability
I-Shift is an intelligent transmission system that takes the work out of changing gear, so you can concentrate on the road.

Comfortable climate
Highly advanced Electronic Climate Control monitors and controls every climate factor, for maximum comfort and fewer mistakes.

Low noise levels
Aerodynamic design, silencers and insulation are just some of the ways we keep noise – and stress – levels at a minimum.

Learn more about our safety innovations

Reducing injuries

No matter how good we are at preventing accidents, they do happen. So we focus on minimising the risk of injuries. And we concentrate on building trucks that give the driver, passengers and other road users as much protection as possible.

Energy absorbing cab
If the truck rolls over or experiences a head-on collision, our reinforced cab transfers energy backwards, maintaining a vital survival space inside.

Three-point seatbelt
Invented by Volvo, our comfortable restraint system keeps the driver in place when speed is suddenly reduced, or if the truck rolls over.

Driver airbag
Our advanced airbag design stops the driver from hitting the steering wheel, dashboard and windscreen in a serious frontal collision.

Front Under-Run Protection System
In a front-on collision with a car, this crumple zone retracts 200 millimeters to protect the passenger compartment, driver and passengers inside.

Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning
This intelligent driver support system uses radar to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead and alert the driver to a collision risk.

Stretch brake
This automatically retards the trailer and straightens up the rig on slippery downhill stretches, significantly reducing the risk of jack-knifing.

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See the safety first-hand

Your local Volvo Trucks dealer can show you every outstanding safety feature, and answer any safety questions you have.

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