Speeding continues to be a serious problem. It is a contributing factor in approximately one third of all fatal collisions. While speeding kills thousands on the highway, side roads have a fatality rate due to speeding almost three times that of interstates.
Each year Driving Dynamics trains thousands of drivers across North America through its one day, behind-the-wheel advanced safety courses. During the group discussions our instructors normally ask trainees to ‘raise their hand if they feel they’re above average drivers. Invariably, the vast majority do raise their hands backed up by comments such as: “You bet I am, I haven’t had an accident or a fender bender in over 20 years.” Hey. I know everything there is about driving correctly. As a matter of fact, I just taught my kid how to drive.”
Picture this scenario: You, an experienced driver, are traveling through the city at the posted speed-limit. You find yourself negotiating busy intersections, changing traffic patterns―then all of a sudden your phone rings. What is your next move? What would you do if your teen was in the car beside you?
Part four of Driving Dynamics' four-part blog series during our 90-day Distracted Driving Awareness campaign. See below for our free driver safety e-lesson offer for fleet professionals.
We all daydream occasionally; maybe a bit more than we realize. It’s fun, sometimes relaxing, and perhaps good for our mental health. But the truth be told; it can also have dangerous consequences if it happens while operating a vehicle.
Part three of Driving Dynamics' four-part blog series for our 90-day Distracted Driving Awareness campaign. See below for our free driver safety e-lesson offer.
As a fleet-based organization, it’s your duty to educate your drivers on how to cease dangerous driving activities and encourage them to practice safe driving every time they enter a vehicle.