1stis heart disease and 2nd is a form of depressionRef: http://www.easts.info/on-line/journal_06/3183.pdfLoss of economic opportunity (measurable)*especially for public transport drivers and those who moonlight as service drivers after workLoss of productivity (measurable) *victim/s can’t go to work on the day of the accident itself or could even extend: get treatment if he/she is the victim, get settlement if third party is affected, get car fixed, transition from driving to public commute. *impacts team headcount and distribution of workload and so on.Damage to property (measurable)*vehicle & collateral damages like houses, etcPain, grief, and suffering (not measurable and therefore depends on the person experiencing it)
*Get proper training…or at least be observant - Learn from reputable driving schools (e.g., A1)*Drivingis dynamic and it could greatly vary. Learn from the certified trainers and/or from other drivers (what you miss from dozing off during class could be learned from other good drivers – surprisingly, including jeepney drivers)
*Handling. Is it stable? Can it make a quick turn?*Speed and acceleration is essential in overtaking*Test ABS if you can. Ask your dealer during test drives.
BLOW BAG (battery, lights, oil, water (radiator), brakes, air (tires), gas)There is also BLOW FATCH (fuel/fluids (steering and braking, etc), accessories (air conditioner, electronics like audio, rear parking assists, etc), tools (early warning devices), cleanliness, horn – in New Delhi one only needs either horn (to honk at cars) and lights
DON’T DRIVE when tired, sleepy, or intoxicated. Get enough rest, don’t drink and drive (or know your limits – different person different tolerance to alcohol. Acceptable Body Alcohol Content in most US states is .08MAINTAIN proper distancePractice the 3 seconds ruleIDENTIFY road hazardsScan and plan have an exit plan in cases when: vehicle in front stops someone form an oncoming lane decides to counterflow a wayward pedestrian crossesBE VISIBLE - signal before: making a turn, passing/overtaking - know when to turn on lights- If you can’t see his face, he can’t see you
*Did you know that unbuckled passengers can cause death not only to himself but to others as well – they become flying objects (get speed)
Pick a static object in front of the vehicle that your are following.When vehicle’s rear reached the selected object, start counting: “Thousand one…thousand two…”Your vehicle should have just reached the static object by “thousand three.” You are close if you have passed it before 3 seconds and you should slow down accordingly.(Note: Faster speed=bigger gap.)
Transcript of "Defensive Driving"
DEFENSIVE DRIVING Arrive safe and alive.
OBJECTIVES1. To instill the importance of driving safely.2. To share driving basics.3. To influence others to drive defensively. Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
WHAT IS DEFENSIVE DRIVING?• Defensive Driving utilizes safe driving strategies to enable motorists to address identified hazards in a timely manner. Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
THE ROAD TO WORKThe road is a challenging place. Different people Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
THE ROAD TO WORKThe road is a challenging place. Different vehicles Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
THE ROAD TO WORKThe road is a challenging place. Different road conditions Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PAY ATTENTION?• In 2004, WHO identified that road accidents will be the 3rd leading cause of death by 2020.• Consequences of accidents: – Loss of economic opportunity (Ave. loss/day is P3.6K) – Loss of productivity – Damage to property – Pain, grief, and suffering Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
How to survive the road to work and back home.DRIVING BASICS Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
KNOW HOW TO DRIVE• Be trained• Continue to learn and improve Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
KNOW YOUR VEHICLE• CAPABILITY – Handling (Is it stable?) – Power and speed (How fast can it accelerate?) – Braking (Does it have ABS?)• CAPACITY – DO NOT OVERLOAD Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE (Check Regularly)BLOW BAG BLOW FATCH –Battery –Battery, –Lights Lights, Oil, Water –Oil –Fluids/Fuel –Water –Accessories –Brakes –Tools –Air –Cleanliness –Gas –Horn Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
STAY ALERT• DON’T DRIVE when tired, sleepy, or intoxicated.• STAY VISIBLE – Use lights & mirrors properly.• IDENTIFY road hazards – Scan and plan• MAINTAIN proper distance – Know and practice the 3 seconds rule. Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
BUCKLE UP…BUCKLE UP… BUCKLE UP• Wear safety belts all the time –Driver and Passengers Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
DON’T BE PART OF THE STATISTICS… DRIVE SAFELY. DRIVE DEFENSIVELY. Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
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References & Sources• What is defensive driving? http://www.safemotorist.com/articles/Defensive_Driving.aspx• Why is it important to pay attention? http://www.easts.info/on- line/journal_06/3183.pdf• Eliminating blind spots http://www.slideshare.net/muneer/defensive- driving• Pedestrian’s right of way http://lawyerjimfreeman.com/blog/2009/02/20/pedestrians-have-right- way-crosswalks• All images are from online sources. Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
The 3 Seconds Rule Tree!!! Thousand one…Thousand two……thousand three!!! 3-sec gap Prepared and presented by: Cris Nacionales
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