There are three main types of distraction:
Visual — taking your eyes off the road
Manual — taking your hands off the wheel
Cognitive — taking your mind off what you’re doing
Texting is the most alarming distraction because it involves manual, visual, and cognitive distraction
simultaneously. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field, blindfolded. It's extraordinarily dangerous.
· Eating and drinking
· Talking to passengers
· Reading, including maps
· Using a navigation system
· Watching a video
· Adjusting the radio.
Safety Driving Rules:
Honk! ... Honk!
What does the driver need to do to comply with local, state, federal, and industry requirements?
If you were to drive a Culbertson Company vehicle, could you comply with the following?
1. Do not take chances. Arriving safely is more important than arriving on time.
2. Drinking alcoholic beverages while driving and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs are strictly prohibited.
3. Drivers must have valid licenses for the types of vehicles they operate and must keep the licenses with them at all times.
4. Maintain your vehicle in good condition. Check that the tires, brakes, headlights, taillights, and turn signals all work properly.
5. The following traffic laws must be obeyed:
¨ Obey the speed limit.
¨ Observe the right-of-way.
¨ Keep to the right.
¨ Don’t follow other vehicles too closely.
¨ Use turn signals whenever making turns.
¨ Only drive vehicles you are authorized to drive.
¨ Do not give rides to hitchhikers or strangers.
¨ Wear seat belts when the vehicle is moving.
¨ Be careful at intersections. Over 2/3 of all traffic injuries occur at intersections so be alert when you approach one.