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Test your knowledge about spring driving

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  • Test your knowledge to see if you are prepared for
    this spring's driving challenges.

  • Seat belts save lives and should be worn at all times.

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    True
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    False

    Seat belts save lives

  • Most vehicles have blind spots, which are areas of the roadway a driver cannot see. Blind spot hazards can be minimized by:

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    Shifting your head/body to see around vehicle structural components that block your view.
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    Shifting your head to view your side mirrors at a different angle.
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    Tracking vehicles as they enter and exit your blind spots, so you know where they are
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    All of the above

    All of the above are correct.

  • Because it is spring and all the hazards of driving are gone, I can go back to driving irresponsibly such as sightseeing, reading and texting, while on the road.

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    True
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    False

    All these activities are dangerous and should not be done during any season

  • To save fuel, it is ok to roll through stop signs as long as no one is around as it takes more fuel to stop and then start again.

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    True
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    False

    Rolling through stop signs is illegal and a bad habit to develop.
    Always come to a complete stop at a stop sign.

  • The recommended following distance under ideal driving conditions is two seconds for cars. Commercial trucks and buses require four to eight seconds depending on their size. You can calculate the following distance in seconds by:

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    Looking at the car in front of you and estimating.
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    Waiting for the car in front of you to pass a fixed object and counting one thousand and one, one thousand and two, etc., until you pass the same object.
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    Calling the "Smokey in the air" to see what they are clocking you at.
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    All of the above

    Waiting for the car in front of you to pass a fixed object and counting one thousand and one, one thousand and two, etc., until you pass the same will give you the best estimate of time.

  • If someone is tailgating you in heavy traffic, you should:

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    Slam on your brakes as a warning to the tailgater.
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    Drive faster to get away from the tailgater.
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    Slow down gradually to allow for more space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
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    There is nothing you can do about tailgaters.

    By slowing down gradually and maintaining more space between you and the vehicle in front of you, you are less likely to have to stop quickly, thereby allowing the tailgater more time to react. They will likely not like your slower speed and move around you as well, eliminating the tailgating hazard.

  • The warm sun of spring melts ice and snow during the day.
    What hazards does this present to drivers?

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    A. None, winter is gone
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    B. Water refreezes on the road overnight causing slippery conditions.
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    E. Both B & C
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    C. The melting and freezing pattern creates potholes and rough roads
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    D. The days are longer

    Icy roads, potholes and rough roads are still a problem in the spring.

  • Many states have passed Move-Over laws to protect law enforcement and emergency personnel who have stopped along the side of the road. Generally these laws require you to:

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    Speed up to pass them as quickly as possible.
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    Slow down to 10 mph.
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    Change lanes to provide safe clearance. If you cannot change lanes, slow to 20 mph below the posted speed limit.
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    All of the above

    Change lanes to provide safe clearance. If you cannot change lanes, slow to 20 mph below the posted speed limit.

  • When changing lanes or pulling out from a side road or parking lot,
    if another driver needs to alter his or her driving to compensate for your actions, you have likely made an unsafe driving maneuver.

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    True
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    False

    In these cases the other vehicle had the right-of-way. If they had not been paying attention, you could have caused an accident.

  • Which of the following driving behavior can lead to aggressive driving or "road rage" in the traffic around us?

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    Pulling out in front of another vehicle.
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    Weaving on the road while talking on your cellular phone.
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    Flashing your headlights at other drivers.
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    Tailgating.
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    Not signaling when changing lanes or turning.
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    All of the above.

    All of these behaviors can trigger aggressive driving in other motorists.

  • To drive safely during spring rains, you should:

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    Drive with your lights on so you can see and be seen better.
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    Ensure your wiper blades are in good repair.
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    Increase your following distance behind the vehicle in front of you.
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    All of the above.

    All of the above activities should be practiced to drive safely during spring rains

  • You are approaching a construction zone where you are required to merge into one lane and you notice that there is a large, slow moving vehicle ahead of you. You suspect that if you are stuck behind this vehicle it will significantly slow your trip. As you approach the merging area you should:

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    A. Speed up and cut in front of the slower vehicle
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    B. Pull in behind this slower vehicle and be patient
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    C. Look out for other motorists who may drive recklessly attempting to beat the slower vehicle into the construction zone.
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    D. Both B and C are correct

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more than 800 fatal motor vehicle accidents in and around construction zones each year. Avoid taking risks both when entering and when driving within construction zones and be aware of the hazardous driving behaviors of others.

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Transportation Safety Management Process

Managing a business today involves managing many types of risk. The Total Transportation Management Process can help you better manage your drivers and their safety, as well as keep vehicles in good working order. Driver selection, qualification, technology, training and a safety program are factors to consider when ensuring the protection of your employees, vehicles and company's bottom line.



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Driver Selection

Two of the most important aspects of a transportation safety system are understanding who your drivers are and having consistent high standards in your driver hiring practices.

Identifying Drivers

Consultants, engineers, salespeople or office managers — anyone who drives a vehicle on the job should be considered a driver, even if driving is not his or her main job.

Driver Hiring

Picking the right employee to drive for your company is the foundation of a strong and secure transportation safety program. Everything else is built on the basis of hiring the right driver.

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Selecting and Managing the Safe Driver

New Driver Orientation

New drivers should understand the rules of your organization, as well as the rules of the road.

Non-owned and Hired

Employees who drive rentals or their own vehicles are also company drivers. Protect your organization accordingly.

Non-owned Vehicle Controls

Driver Qualification

Selecting the right driver is just the start. Drivers have to be qualified (and periodically requalified) to ensure that they still meet your standards for safety in the workplace and on the road.

Regulated Drivers

The Department of Transportation has qualification standards for regulated drivers. Be sure that drivers follow both the government standards and your own.

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MVRs - A Driver Management Tool

Motor Vehicle Records

A motor vehicle record (MVR) can be one of the best tools to manage drivers, but they are only as good as the management structure built to interpret and use them properly.

Consistency

Are your driver qualification standards consistent? Your summer intern and best salesperson pose the same liability — be consistent with the rules.

Corrective Action Policy

Even our best drivers can sometimes make mistakes. A good driver qualification program anticipates this, has a plan to hold drivers accountable and correct their behavior.

Driver Performance and Accountability

Transportation Safety Program

Now that you've selected the right drivers, it's time to look at your safety program. Determine the best way to tie the program into your daily operations and driver management.

Driver Feedback

Every driver, even if driving is only a portion of that employee's job, should receive regular feedback on his or her driving performance.

Driver Fatigue

A tired driver can be as dangerous as a drunken driver — understand the demands your operations place on driver wellness.

Mobile Technology

Mobile technology such as smart phones keeps us connected, but also can distract us from driving safely. Reducing this risk starts with a commitment from management to limit or eliminate the need for constant availability.

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Science of Distracted Driving

What's Distracting Your Driving?

Accident Investigation

Accident investigations are more than following distances and police reports. A good analysis looks for the root causes in operations and employee selection.

REACT Accident Analysis for Transportation

Vehicles and Technology

Once you've done the hard work of selecting and organizing your drivers, now you need to have the right vehicle with the right safety features to do the job.

Maintenance

When drivers are on the road, they rely on vehicles that are in good condition and properly maintained.

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Flatbed Cargo Securement

Vehicle Selection

Not all vehicles are appropriate for all jobs. Having the right vehicle and the right safety equipment can make the difference.

Electronic Monitoring

Drivers no longer have to be lone workers, isolated from management. Modern vehicle telematics can help you understand your driver's behaviors and provide coaching.

Coaching Drivers with Vehicle Telematics

Vehicle Concentrations

Storms, fire, and other disasters can destroy your vehicles as surely as a collision. Reduce the risk of a total fleet loss by avoiding vehicle concentrations.

Training

Once you know who your drivers are, have a selection process in place with an ongoing qualification process, a comprehensive fleet safety program and a good vehicle program, now is the time to keep your drivers' skills fresh through training.

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Supervisor Talk: Mobile Technology, Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

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