Driving Safety Video Description: Employees travel the roads every day... in cars, vans or trucks... many of them on company business. Traffic accidents claim over 30,000 lives and cause more than a million serious injuries. In fact, car crashes are the number one cause of death on the job.
The video includes information on:
Inspecting the vehicle
Adjusting seats, mirrors and other equipment
Mental preparation and concentration
Creating a "safety cushion" around your vehicle
Passing another vehicle
Driving at night
Adverse weather conditions, skidding and hydroplaning
What to do in case of an accident
Available on VHS or DVD, in English or Spanish. Program length: 16 minutes
True or False… The leading cause of death on the job is vehicle-related accidents?
A) True B) False
Which of these factors is involved in most fatal accidents?
A) Fatigue B) Distraction C) Alcohol/drug use.
True or False… A blind spot is usually an imperfection on the windshield?
A) True B) False
True or False… Seat belts can double your chances of surviving an accident?
A) True B) False
Which action is not recommended when driving on slippery roads?
A) Reduce speed. B) Decrease following distances. C) Brake Slowly.
Driving Safety Video Outline (Partial Outline)
The following outline summarizes the major points of information presented in the program. The outline can be used to review the program before conducting a classroom session, as well as in preparing to lead a class discussion about the program.
We may not all be “professional drivers”, but most of us drive every day
In cars, vans, or trucks.
We drive to and from work.
Duties may include sales calls, deliveries or servicing the needs of customers.
Driving can seem routine, but the roads can be very hazardous
Traffic accidents are the number one cause of death on the job.
More than 30,000 lives are lost each year.
Over one million injuries are caused every year by traffic accidents.
Fortunately, most accidents can be prevented.
By having the proper attitude.
With good driving skills.
By having a well-maintained vehicle.
Safe driving starts before you get behind the wheel, so inspect your vehicle before you hit the road.
Make sure that the tires are properly inflated.
Check your tire treads with a penny.
If you can see the top of Abe’s penny, then your tires should be replaced.
All vehicles should carry basic emergency equipment.
Spare tire, tire iron and jack.
You should adjust the vehicle to suit your body… for both comfort and safety.
Position the seat so your back is comfortable and your feet can reach the pedals.
Adjust the mirrors to minimize “blind spots”…areas around the vehicle that you cannot
see without turning your head.
Always wear your seat belt!
It will double your chance of surviving an accident.
A crash at 30 mph without a seat belt is like falling off of a three-story building.
Take the time to become familiar with a new vehicle.
Go for a spin around the parking lot.
Check for blind spots.
Test the steering… larger vehicles make wider turns.
Try the brakes… vans and trucks with heavy loads will need more stopping distance.
You need to be mentally prepared to operate a motor vehicle.
Fatigue and frustration are major causes of accidents.
If you’re not wide awake and alert, take a break and rest.
More than half of all fatal accidents involve alcohol or drugs.
Drinking and driving do not mix.
Even one drink can slow reflexes and impair judgement
The faster you drive, the more dangerous the conditions.
Higher speeds result in reduced “reaction time”.
“Stopping distances” are also increased.
A crash at 78 mph is twice as violent as one at 55 mph.
Copyright 2006, Black Mountain Safety & Health, Inc.