Behind the wheel, driving is your primary job. Remember… Keep your eyes on the road. Keep your hands on the wheel. Keep your mind on driving. Prevent distracted driving. Below is a video on the impact on the life of a person who suffers the consequences of distracted driving.
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You are Clark Land’s most valuable asset! The way that you drive says everything about you and us. Make a positive statement by following these work-related safe driving practices.
- Use a seat belt at all times – driver and passenger(s).
- Be well-rested before driving.
- Avoid taking medications that make you drowsy.
- Set a realistic goal for the number of miles that you can drive safely each day.
- If you are impaired by alcohol or any drug, do not drive.
- Driving requires your full attention. Avoid distractions, such as adjusting the radio or other controls, eating or drinking, and talking or texting on the phone.
- Continually search the roadway to be alert to situations requiring quick action.
- Stop about every two hours for a break. Get out of the vehicle to stretch, take a walk, and get refreshed.
- Keep your cool in traffic!
- Be patient and courteous to other drivers.
- Do not take other drivers’ actions personally.
- Reduce your stress by planning your route ahead of time (bring the maps and directions), make sure that you have read and understood them before you begin your journey.
- Allow plenty of travel time, try to avoid crowded roadways and busy driving times.
The Great Multitasking Lie ~ Myth Versus Reality
Provided by The
National Safety Council