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Training & Safety


Vision

Save lives and resources by decreasing the number of crashes one driver at a time.

Fleet Safety

Crashes may be the most common cause of work-related injury and absence from work and the majority of crashes are caused by human error. Organizations decide how much safe driver training employees must have. Many factors determine where on the continuum of unsafe-save driving a driver is: situational awareness, basic driving skills, time pressures , speeding1, fatigue, loss of concentration and aggressive driving. The culture of an organization has a significant impact of employees' work-related driving behavior.

Novice Drivers

Crashes are the #1 cause of death and injury in teens. Certain things increase their crash risk: they speed, drive when tired or fatigued, talk on cell phones and text message while driving , mix alcohol and other drugs with driving, take passengers who distract them while driving. Teens are similar to adults in perceiving risk, yet they still choose to engage in higher risk behavior than adults. There is evidence that driver training can help.

Older Drivers

Older drivers constitute the fastest growing segment of the population and the driving public and represent an age group with an elevated risk of fatalities per vehicle mile traveled. While older driver choose not to drive on situations they think are riskier , they are less likely to initiate avoidance maneuvers such as braking or steering , which could be due to physical and cognitive impairments often associated with aging that slow reaction time. However, older does not equal less safe.

 


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