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.

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 that is patently untrue.

In addition to these factors, 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.

None-the-less, while there are indeed many factors that can trigger or exacerbate a crash, and therefore injure or kill people, the worst are known as the ‘Fatal Five’, and there’s one additional one that shouldn’t be overlooked.  So 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.

The final major issue is Intersections.

For information and links on these or other aspects of driving, please visit the index on our web page: Safe Driving Methods Compared to the Bad Advice — an Index!