Major Driver-Safety Issues

With the phrase “major driver-safety issues,” we are referring to the most prevalent factors involved in fatal- or serious-injury crashes, and these are listed below.

Not one but two memorials, for two separate, fatal crashes on either side of this road at this one particular location in Illinois. Photo: Copyright 2012, Eddie Wren/ADA.

These six have the worst/highest percentage involvement in fatal or serious injury crashes and they are:

  • Speeding;
  • Alcohol or Drugs and Driving;
  • Failing to Wear Crash Helmets or Seatbelts (as applicable);
  • Fatigue;
  • Distraction;
  • Intersections.

However, some driver training organizations apparently believe and certainly teach that covering just these few topics, plus backing/reversing, will make your drivers “safe,” but research and statistics show that there are far more than just a handful of factors in crash causation.

In our in-depth defensive and advanced driving courses, in addition to the important factors shown above, we also teach your people how to protect themselves against a very wide range of other driving dangers that kill thousands of people on US and Canadian roads every year.  By this means we not only help boost your employees’ safety to a whole new level but we also protect your corporation from litigation in respect of this much wider range of causative factors.