According to Transport Canada, our country has one of the best road safety records in the world. Unfortunately, regardless of our stellar record, each year approximately 2,900 people are killed and more than 220,000 are seriously injured on Canadian roads. In Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has made a commitment towards the prevention of motor vehicle collisions in an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities due to motor vehicle collisions.
‘Safe driving’ is driving with the intent to prevent collisions by anticipating dangerous situations, regardless of adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved through compliance to a variety of general rules, as well as the practice of specific driving techniques.
Employers should consider a Driver Safety Program for any employee who must drive during the course of their employment. This includes workers who may commute to multiple work locations or attend frequent off-site meetings or business trips, etc.
Training Solution – Online Driver Safety Course
This 45-minute course addresses the fundamentals of defensive driving and preparedness.
Upon completing Driver Safety, participants will understand how to:
• Identify the principles of safe driving
• Understand driver responsibilities
• Recognize driving danger zones and common causes of collisions
• Identify defensive driving techniques and preventive strategies to avoid identified driving dangers
• Recognize potentially dangerous diversions
• Identify hazardous conditions and corresponding precautions
• Understand how driving practices can have an impact on the environment