Safe Driving Tips

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In the construction industry, driving is a part of the job.  Going to and from job sites and driving equipment around the site is a daily responsibility.  The majority of on the job injuries and deaths are driving related.  This affects everybody.  That is why safe driving practices are a must.

Some items to note to ensure safety measures are at the forefront of all on the job driving:

·         Maintain a safe following distance.

·         Watch for hazards – check your rearview and side mirrors to look for hazards.

·         Act quickly and correctly – after you have chosen the best defensive action, react fast.

·         Be aware of the 5 characteristics of defensive driving:  knowledge, foresight, alertness, judgment, and skill.

·         Pay attention – no texting or talking while driving.

With these defensive driving moves in mind, protect yourself and your employer by driving safely.