Driver Safety Overview

Learning objectives

  • Identify examples of poor driving behaviors such as distracted driving, driving under the influence, speeding, and driving tired (fatigued), as well as how to avoid poor behaviors while driving
  • Recognize how proper vehicle maintenance can prevent driving accidents
  • Identify safe driving practices in adverse weather conditions and at night
  • Recognize defensive driving practices

Course overview

This lesson familiarizes employees that drive as part of their work with the hazards of driving and methods that will protect them from potential driving crashes.

This lesson is not intended to cover driving requirements associated with commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) or the use of a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This lesson does not address safety concerns associated with the use of off-road (ATV) vehicles, motorcycles, towing a trailer, or load securement while hauling equipment such as in the bed of a pickup truck.

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