Workers in many different industries spend part or all of their workdays driving motor vehicles, putting them at risk for collisions.
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Defensive driving presents participants with an awareness of defensive driving. Defensive driving is a way to anticipate problems in order to prevent motor vehicle collisions and the resulting injuries, deaths, and property damage.
Who Needs Defensive Driving Training?
Workers who drive a car, van, or small truck for their jobs and supervisors of workers who drive for work.
Principles of Defensive Driving
- Anticipate dangerous situations to reduce the risk of crashes
- Drive to save lives despite conditions around you
- Crash prevention basics
- Licensure (general)
- Knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, and abilities
- Courtesy on the road
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Aggressive driving
- Self-regulation/knowing when not to drive
- Meets regulations (general)
- Preventive maintenance
- Driver Position
Safe Driving Techniques
- Following distance (2-second rule)
- Backing up
- Changing lanes
- Collision avoidance
- When to give up the road
- Sharing the road
Safe Winter Driving
- Road conditions
- Slow down
- Remove snow and ice
- Following distance
- Skid avoidance/response