2019 is in our rear view mirror and we can no longer keep looking back if we are needing to drive forward. With a New Year and the start of a new decade, we need to be pro-active in keeping to a Safe Driving Culture! Here are some New Year Resolutions we hope you will add to your personal and professional list for the coming year.
Rules of the road
Driving is an integral part of our lives, and when we passed the driver’s license test the first time, we achieved an important goal. Once drivers get their licenses, they generally aren’t required to re-take the test again except in limited circumstances (usually not good ones). We understand the “rules of the road” as they apply to us and other drivers, but do we really know the rules as well as we think? Could you successfully pass the license test again?
using our vision effectively
Gathering information with your eyes is called “visual perception”. Safe driving depends on your ability to notice many things at once while processing those things that can affect what your next action will be. To get the correct information to the brain, a driver’s eyes have to move constantly while focusing on the most important things. The best drivers use “disciplined attention” when driving to recognize, focus, and decide what actions to take and where to go with their vehicles. This takes practice, effort, and good application. You can only be successful if you take care of your eyes!
driven to wellness
As driver(s) we must understand the importance of sleep and help create conditions conducive to being well-rested. The average adult requires 7-9 hours of daily sleep. As a responsible driver and valued employee, we need to consider the importance of driver health, including medical conditions and medication side effects that may cause drowsiness. Be a self manager of your time and include proper exercise, healthy eating and activities that allow your mind to reset. One of the issues we have identified through our training is that most drivers do not give themselves permission to "Take a Break"!