Construct Corps ToolBox Talk: 5 Keys to Safe Driving

Construct Corps ToolBox Talk: 5 Keys to Safe Driving

Key #1 – Aim High Steering

· Keep 12 – 15 seconds of eye lead-time H.E.L.T.                                                                                                  * Peripheral Vision (Fringe Vision) – 98% or 177 degrees of our vision.

(Habitual Eye Lead Time)

· Look far down the road, where the road disappears.                                                                                         * Central Vision (Core Vision) – 2% or 3 degrees of our vision.

· Know your field of vision.

 

Key #2 – Get the Big Picture

Be Aware of all objects and obstacles:                                                                                                                      · Sidewalk to Sidewalk.

· 1 – 2 city blocks ahead.                                                                                                                                               · All of the area around your vehicle.

· ½ mile on highways, expressways & country roads.

 

Key #3 – Keep Your Eyes Moving

· Check mirrors every 5 – 8 seconds.                                                                                                                         – Adjust Radio: Turn on music, turn up music, turn down music, and change station…

· Scan your eyes every 2 seconds.

· Never stare at an object for more than 2 seconds.                                                                                                – Roll down window, turn up air conditioner, and turn off heater.

* Eliminate Eye Holding Problems.                                                                                                                           – Sing or talk to yourself or others.

– Adjust Speed: Speed up or slow down                                                                                                                    – Pull over, take a break or get rest.

– Change Lanes.

 

Key #4 – Leave Yourself an Out

· Leave a 1 car-length space cushion at stop signs and intersections.                                                                                                * Adjust Speed: Speed up or slow down.

· Keep at least a 2 seconds following distance in front of your vehicle. (Preferably 4 seconds whenever possible).               * Change Lanes.

· Keep at least a 3 seconds following distance during adverse weather.                                                                                            * Allow them to pass: Pull over to the side of the road or turn off on to another road.                                                                                                                                                                                                  * Signal a warning:

· Eliminate Tailgaters:                                                                                                                                                                                         – Turn on / Turn off Headlights.

– Use turn indicators

 

Key #5 – Make Sure They See You

· Make Eye Contact.

· Honk Horn (Twice).

· Turn on / Turn off Headlights.

· Brake Tap.

· Use turn signals.

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