East High's students get taught a big lesson in their driver's ed class
Students taking driver's ed at East High this summer got a lesson in "sharing the road" Tuesday morning.
A semi-driver from the American Trucking Association brought his big rig to the class and positioned cars around it to give students a real life example of the blind spots those vehicles have.
The goal is to make sure new drivers know how to react when they encounter large vehicles on the road.
"I want them to know what they need to do when they come up on a truck, how to pass a truck, where to be behind a truck. It's all about those blind spots and I guarantee you when they leave here today, they're going to have a whole different perspective on how to drive around a truck and it will pay off, trust me," said Truck Driver Bill Krouse
This is the fourth straight year the ATA has brought its Share the Road demonstration to East High's driver's ed class.