Do your employees drive as part of their job duties? If so, this training video on “Distracted Driving” is a really important safety training tool for them, and for you. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers who were distracted behind the wheel were responsible for more than 3000 deaths in 2015. That number has climbed in recent years.
It is estimated that more than 70% of drivers use their cell phones for calls during driving and more than 30% use them for text messaging. Furthermore, using a cell phone while driving increases your employees chance of an on the job auto accident fourfold. These facts are why it is so important to teach your employees the dangers associated with distracted driving.
This training video not only discusses the problems associated with using cell phones while driving but also touches on the other forms of distracted driving including:
- Talking to passengers
- Fiddling with the radio
- Looking at maps
- Adjusting dashboard controls
- and much more
The training also teaches viewers how to combat distracted driving and what to do in certain situations including:
- What should you do if you are in the car with a distracted driver?
- How can you sharpen your “spotting” skills while driving?
- How can you spot and steer clear of other drivers who are distracted?
- How can you prevent “multitasking” while driving?
- How to eliminate distractions BEFORE you get behind the wheel?
The goal of this training video is to teach your employees both the dangers of distracted driving and how to prevent on the job driving accidents. It is an important piece of training for any of your employees who drive as part of their job.
Available as either an English or Spanish DVD or USB Stick, this training is just under 17 minutes in length. If you prefer, this video is also part of our online training library.