PrePass today added new truck driver safety alerts for mountainous areas along Interstate 70 in Colorado.
PrePass Alerts are a feature of its Motion weigh station bypass mobile application. The new alerts notify truck drivers of steep grades ahead from a distance of approximately five miles away, and also notify as they approach any of five runaway truck ramps along the route. Drivers will also receive alerts for seven sites along I-70 where they can perform brake checks and during winter complete their truck tire chain-ups or removals.
PrePass Safety Alliance developed the Colorado-specific alerts in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Motor Carriers Association.
The PrePass alerts are part of a broader truck safety campaign in Colorado called “The Mountain Rules,” reminding truck drivers about the dangers of steep mountain grades and the steps they need to take to safely navigate these stretches of highway.
“These dynamic alerts will improve highway safety by notifying truck drivers well in advance of steep grades and sites where they can check their brakes,” said Terry Maple, regional director for PrePass Safety Alliance.
PrePass Safety Alliance provides other driver safety alerts across the country, including high wind locations, steep grades, traffic work zones and no commercial vehicle access roads. In the near future, the Alliance plans to expand the Colorado-type alerts to other states with similar terrain.