Life is full of temptations to distract us from the doldrums of everyday life, the cheerful ping of a new text message from a loved one, indulging in a favorite snack, or giving the stink eye to an erratic driver when you pass them. On the road, giving in to short-term temptations such as speeding or distracted driving can result in a citation, fines or something much worse.
Speed is the number one cause of collisions. Knowing how to manage speed and anticipate the appropriate speed for a variety of conditions helps give the driver enough time to prevent collisions. Speed management is also about attitude. This lesson also includes tips for having the right attitude - even when faced with irritating situations.
- How to choose the right speed for the conditions
- Dealing with aggressive drivers
- Speed, traction and poor road conditions
- Managing speed on hills and curves
A good defensive driver constantly looks for dangers down the road so they have enough time to safely maneuver. Defensive drivers anticipate other driver’s mistakes and are always searching for potential hazards. In this lesson, the driver learns about situational awareness, space management skills, effective scanning patterns, and how to communicate intentions to others (motorists and pedestrians).
According to AAA, drivers make up to 100 decisions per mile, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports distractions and inattentive driving play a part in one out of every four motor vehicle accidents. This lesson identifies different types of driver distractions, how to minimize them, and the consequences of distracted driving.
Professional drivers carry a lot of responsibility for keeping themselves and their loads safe. Hazard awareness means recognizing hazards early and anticipate the actions of others including:
- How to recognize and manage hazards on the road (surface conditions and other motorists)
- Handling reduced visibility on curves
- Managing obstructed vision
- Managing hazards associated with parking lots
- Handling distracted or impaired drivers, slow and inpatient motorists
- Navigating around disabled vehicles
- How to share the road with others and stay safe
CONVENIENT, EFFECTIVE REMEDIATION TRAINING
When a driver receives a speeding ticket or a moving violation, you can automatically assign an Incident Based Training (IBT) Speed Management course. Create a training track using the recommend list below, or create a custom program fromITI’s extensive course catalog.
Online training from ITI is designed to be both convenient and engaging for drivers on the go. Drivers repeatedly tell us they'd rather spend 20 minutes receiving informative, online training than five minutes being berated on a video by a retired trooper.
With ITI PRO-TREAD online training, drivers can complete their training on a computer or mobile device anywhere there's an internet connection. Each lesson includes quizzes on key points. Drivers must score 100 percent before they can continue, ensuring mastery and providing proof your company trained them.
REDUCE YOUR INSURANCE RATES AND IMPROVE MPG
Effective training is proven to reduce citations, improve fuel consumption, and lower insurance rates over time. ITI clients who implemented fleet-wide training on aggressive driving and fuel management reduced MPG by nearly 3 percent, and drivers with a better MPG have alower crash risk than those with a worse MPG.
ALL-IN-ONE DRIVER SAFETY TRAINING
ITI's PRO-DEFENSE online training program is a turnkey solution for fleet managers and training professionals who want a comprehensive approach to improving safety. Automatically assign a new course every month or every quarter to establish a culture of safety.
The PRO-DEFENSE suit of courses covers:
- D - Distractions
- E - Effective Communication
- F - Fatigue Management
- E- Evaluating Space
- N- Navigating Hazards
- S - Speed Management
- E - Essential Planning
For more information about ITI's online defensive driving courses, contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable client services specialists. If you're an existing client, get in contact with your ITI Client Services team. And if you're not a client yet? Let's fix that: just contact us using the button below.