MTS Training # 8 – Safe Driving

When you are behind the wheel of a vehicle – whether alone or with passengers – driving safely should always be your top concern. We’re more distracted than ever, so it’s crucial to know the basics of safe driving and practice them every time you’re on the road. Here are some safe driving tips:

Top 4 driving safety tips

Focus on driving

  • Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times – no multi-tasking.
  • Don’t use your phone or any other electronic device while driving.
  • Slow down. Speeding gives you less time to react and increases the severity of an accident.

Drive “defensively”

  • Be aware of what other drivers around you are doing, and expect the unexpected.
  • Assume other motorists will do something unpredictable, and always be prepared to avoid it.
  • Keep a 3-second cushion between you and the car in front of you.
  • Make that 4 seconds if the weather is bad.

Make a safe driving plan

  • Build time into your trip schedule to stop for food, rest breaks, phone calls or other business.
  • Adjust your seat, mirrors and climate controls before putting the car in gear.
  • Pull over to eat or drink. It takes only a few minutes.

Practice safety

  • Secure cargo that may move around while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Don’t attempt to retrieve items that fall to the floor.
  • Have items needed within easy reach – such as toll fees, toll cards and garage passes.
  • Always wear your seat belt and drive sober and drug-free.
 

10 Responses to “MTS Training # 8 – Safe Driving”

  1. Marta Ochoa Marta Ochoa

    Good morning
    Watching the video and did the Survey

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  2. Chimay Chan Chimay Chan

    Good morning. Watching the video and complete survey

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  3. Telly Williams Telly Williams

    Watched video,
    no additional comments to add at this time.

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  4. Michelle Flanders Michelle Flanders

    Good morning, watched the video & completed the survey great refresher on driving safely.

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  5. Debbie Quevedo Debbie Quevedo

    I watched the video and completed the survey

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