Driver Safety

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By EdApp
4 Lessons
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Several road incidents occur on a workday or during the commute to and from work. A driver safety program can vitally reduce the risks of any road incident from occurring. This program allows the management to protect the vehicles, drivers, their families, and the community while protecting the company.

From the author:Several road incidents occur on a workday or during the commute to and from work. A driver safety program can vitally reduce the risks of any road incident from occurring. This program allows the management to protect the vehicles, drivers, their families, and the community while protecting the company.

Driver Safety Lessons

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  1. Overview
  2. Risky Driving
  3. Safe Driving Practices
  4. Vehicle Maintenance

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Overview

Driver Safety Course - Lesson Excerpt

Driver Safety Program

Overview

10 Step Program to Minimize Crash Risk Step 1: Senior Management Commitment and Employee Involvement Step 2: Written Policies and Procedures Step 3: Driver Agreements Step 4: Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Checks Step 5: Crash Reporting and Investigation Step 6: Vehicle Selection, Maintenance and Inspection Step 7: Disciplinary Action System Step 8: Reward/Incentive Program Step 9: Driver Training/Communication Step 10: Regulatory Compliance

Risky Driving

Driver Safety Course - Lesson Excerpt

Risky Driving

Risky Driving

The increasing traffic congestion on our nation’s roadways wastes significant time and money, reduces productivity, and promotes risky driving behavior.

Risky Driving

Employees may feel pressured to drive faster and for longer periods of time and to engage in potentially distracting in-vehicle activities to meet their job responsibilities.

Risky Driving

Engaging in unsafe driving practices affects those who occasionally drive their personal vehicles for work purposes as well as those who spend their workday driving a company vehicle.

Risky Driving

Aggressive Driving

Risky Driving

Tailgating

Risky Driving

Fails to signal during a lane change

Risky Driving

Running a red light

Risky Driving

Avoid Drowsy Driving Have an adequate amount of sleep. Avoid drinking any alcohol before driving. Alcohol can increase drowsiness and impairment. Check medications if they cause drowsiness. Use public transportation if it does. Avoid peak sleepiness periods as much as you can, such as midnight to 6 AM and late in the afternoon.

Safe Driving Practices

Driver Safety Course - Lesson Excerpt

Safe Driving Practices

Safe Driving Practices

Experience Only licensed and experienced drivers should drive the vehicle. Ideally, you must have a commercial driver's license.

Safe Driving Practices

Attention Keep your focus, ensure that you're well-rested, avoid distractions like texting and eating. It is highly encouraged that drivers will only drive not more than eight hours per day.

Safe Driving Practices

Speed Obey speed limits at all times. Pay attention to when you have to reduce your speed depending on road and weather conditions.

Safe Driving Practices

Seat Belts Wear seat belts at all times. Regularly inspect and replace any missing, broken, or damaged belts and buckles.

Safe Driving Practices

Tire Pressure Before each use, always inspect and check the tires' pressure. They must be properly inflated and the tread should not be worn down. Take note that tire pressures vary between the front and back tires.

Safe Driving Practices

Spares Tires weaken with age even unused tires. Old tires are not recommended to be used even during emergencies because it might be dangerous. The Tire Identification Number (TIN) can help you identify the age of the tire, it is located at each tire's side wall.

Safe Driving Practices

Occupancy Do not allow people to ride the vehicle beyond its seating capacity.

Safe Driving Practices

Cargo Do not overload the vehicle nor place cargo on its roof.

Safe Driving Practices

Size Vehicles that are substantially longer and wider than a car requires more space to maneuver, and further dependence on the use of side-view mirrors when changing lanes.

Safe Driving Practices

Remember to Stay Safe Stay Focused Avoid Aggressive Driving

Avoid Aggressive Driving Remain calm during traffic. Be patient and courteous to other drivers. Do not take other drivers’ actions personally. Plan your route ahead of time to reduce stress. This gives you leeway in terms of travel time and avoiding crowded roads.

Vehicle Maintenance

Driver Safety Course - Lesson Excerpt

Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle Maintenance

Proper maintenance and scheduled inspections are vital in preventing crashes and related losses.

Vehicle Maintenance

Scheduled maintenance on servicing and checking of safety-related equipment must be done.

Vehicle Maintenance

Consistent maintenance on a specified mileage interval must be done based on the manufacturer's recommendations.

Vehicle Maintenance

Annual inspection on each vehicle should be done by a mechanic with documented results.

Vehicle Maintenance

BREAKS

Vehicle Maintenance

STEERING WHEEL

Vehicle Maintenance

TIRES

Vehicle Maintenance

WINDSCREEN WASHERS, WIPERS, MIRRORS, AND FITTINGS

Vehicle Maintenance

WARNING DEVICES

Vehicle Maintenance

PIPES, PNEUMATIC OR HYDRAULIC HOSES, RAMS, OUTRIGGERS, LIFTING SYSTEMS, AND OTHERS

Vehicle Maintenance

SAFETY SYSTEMS

Vehicle Maintenance

Safety Precautions When Maintaining Vehicles Apply brakes Start engine with brakes on and in neutral gear Chock wheels When inflating tires on split-rim wheels, use a tire-cage or other restraining device Before welding, cutting, or heating is done on a wheel or wheel rim, remove the tires. Take caution whenever you're draining and repairing fuel tanks, and from battery gases, it might cause an explosion. Never drain nor fill fuel tanks in a confined space or over a pit, and whenever the equipment is hot. Charge the batteries in well-ventilated areas, make sure to avoid short-circuiting the batteries. Proper PPEs must be provided and used in handling battery acids.

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