Who doesn’t have a cell phone these days? How about an iPad, laptop, gaming device, or GPS? They are an important part of many people’s lives. Yet, they are very dangerous if used while driving.
Intersections can be a dangerous place for drivers as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. They may range from complicated expressway interchanges to simple, rural right-angle crossroads.
Whether driving is a full-time responsibility or incidental to your employee’s job duties, it is important that you take precautions to ensure the quality of every employee (or volunteer) that will be driving for your organization.
A good driver safety program regardless of the number of vehicles, vehicle size or type should include a driver training component tailered to the needs and exposures of your organization.
Choosing the right person to drive on behalf of your organization should be a fundamental element in managing your driving exposures.
Without right of way rules, driving would be a mass of confusion, with drivers always trying to beat each other through an intersection. Right of way rules are designed for everyone’s safety.
According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts, someone is injured on the road every 18 seconds – over 2 million of those are disabling injuries and from those disabling injuries.
Wearing seat belts is a prime issue in defensive driving. The use of seat belts over the years has reduced the number of serious injuries and fatalities seen in vehicle accidents.
Driving at night adds extra hazards and is often more stressful. To reduce the risk of having an accident when driving after dark, be sure to take these precautions.
A few tips on how you can stay alert and be prepared for changing conditions.