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YOUR ROLE IS VERY IMPORTANT

Think Safety First

purpose for this training
PURPOSE FOR THIS TRAINING

A person who has driven just a few thousand miles has built fixed habits of viewing and reacting to the traffic picture. Those habits are not always the best or safest habits a driver could have. Our goal is to enable you the CATS Vanpool Driver to operate a CATS vehicle utilizing advanced driving techniques. This training and sufficient practice on your part, will supply you with the tools necessary to bring down the collision rate, fuel consumption, and maintenance cost in your personal vehicles as well as for the CATS organization.

Your effectiveness as a CATS Vanpool Driver will depend on the effort you apply to learning the content of this program. You are about to be exposed to a number of proven techniques which relatively few people will ever learn, yet every driver would certainly benefit from knowing. Let’s get started.

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WHY DO ACCIDENTS HAPPEN?

INATTENTION

TOO MUCH ATTENTION

TOO LITTLE ATTENTION

NOT ENOUGH TIME

NOT ENOUGH SPACE

MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS.

ALCOHOL MAY INTENSIFY THIS EFFECT.

USE CARE WHEN OPERATING A CAR

OR DANGEROUS MACHINERY.

NOT ALLOWING FOR MISTAKES OF OTHERS

NOT ENOUGH TRAINING

FAILURE TO ADJUST TO CONDITIONS

ATTITUDE

DRIVER IMPAIRMENT

VEHICLE FAILURE

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YEAR 2002 COLLISIONS

  • COLLISIONS REPORTED 118,514
  • PERSONS KILLED 1,229
  • PERSONS INJURED 61,833
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Vehicle Collision

  • Court Cost
  • Injuries
  • Time Away From Work
  • Medical Cost
  • Death
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HOW CAN WE DECREASE OUR CHANCES OF BEING INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT?

PARTICIPATE IN A PROVEN DEFENSIVE DRIVING TRAINING CLASS THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO SHARPEN YOUR DRIVING SKILLS AND MAKE YOU BETTER AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS.

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HAS BEEN TRAINING DRIVERS SINCE 1952

OVER HALF OF THE FORTUNE 500

COMPANIES USE SMITH SYSTEM

IT HAS ALSO BEEN IMPLEMENTED BY

GOVERMENT AGENCIES AS WELL.

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The Smith System provides drivers

with 3 primary benefits:

SPACE FOR YOUR VEHICLE

IMPROVED VISIBILITY

TIME TO MAKE DECISIONS

learning and applying these techniques can provide these positive results
Learning and applying these techniques can provide these positive results:
  • Reduced collision potential
  • Fuel consumption can be minimized
  • Vehicle maintenance expense can decrease
  • Insurance costs may be decreased
  • A reduction in anxiety and frustration while driving
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AIM HIGH IN STEERING

GET THE BIG PICTURE

KEEP YOUR EYES MOVING

LEAVE YOURSELF AN OUT

MAKE SURE THEY SEE YOU

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AIM HIGH IN STEERING

ALL

GET THE BIG PICTURE

GOOD

KEEP YOUR EYES MOVING

KIDS

LEAVE YOURSELF AN OUT

LIKE

MAKE SURE THEY SEE YOU

MILK

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AIM HIGH IN STEERING

YOU NEED AT LEAST A 15 SECOND EYE-LEAD TIME

THE DISTANCE, IN SECONDS, THAT YOUR EYES LEAD YOUR VEHICLE

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AIM HIGH IN STEERING

YOU NEED AT LEAST A 15 SECOND EYE-LEAD TIME

THE DISTANCE, IN SECONDS, THAT YOUR EYES LEAD YOUR VEHICLE The objective here is to get drivers to look ahead as far as they can as oppossed to looking only in the immediate area around the vehicle.

to obtain a 15 second eye lead time you must
To obtain a 15 second Eye-Lead Time you must:
  • Identify an object in the distance that you think you will reach in about 15 seconds while driving.
  • Be sure to consider the rate of speed at which you are traveling

For example: You see a billboard in the distance as you are driving and maintaining your speed. To establish your Eye-Lead Time you should give approximately a 15 second count before you reach the billboard as you drive by to determine if your Eye-Lead Time is sufficient.

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AIM HIGH IN STEERING

WATCH FOR STALE GREEN LIGHTS

SCAN INTERSECTIONS

KEEP ADEQUATE SPACE WHEN

FOLLOWING A LARGE VEHICLE

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DISTANCE TRAVELED

DURING REACTION TIME (1.5 SECONDS)

25 MPH = 37 FPS = 56 FEET

35 MPH = 51 FPS = 77 FEET

45 MPH = 66 FPS = 99 FEET

55 MPH = 80 FPS = 121 FEET

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GET THE BIG PICTURE

MAINTAIN A CUSHION OF SPACE AROUND YOUR VEHICLE

360 DEGREE CIRCLE OF AWARENESS

CHECK YOUR MIRRORS EVERY 5 TO 8 SECONDS

CONTROL THE REAR OF YOUR VEHICLE BY BRAKING EARLY

BACK OFF IF ANOTHER VEHICLE CUTS IN FRONT OF YOU.

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KEEP YOUR EYES MOVING

TWO TYPES OF VISION:

CENTRAL

3 DEGREE PATH

PERIPHERAL

180 DEGREES

EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

STARING AT AN OBJECT DECREASES YOUR PERIPHERAL VISION

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KEEP YOUR EYES MOVING

DON'T LOOK AT AN OBJECT FOR MORE THAN 2 SECONDS

DON'T DWELL ON OBJECTS THAT ARE NOT IMPORTANT

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AT 55 MPH HOW MANY SECONDS COULD YOU TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD AND STILL HAVE TIME TO AVOID CROSSING THE CENTER LINE?

55 MPH = 80 FEET/SECOND

ON AVERAGE 2 FEET OF CLEARANCE BETWEEN YOUR CAR AND THE CENTER LINE.

HOW LONG FOR YOUR VEHICLE TO TRAVEL 2 FEET AT 55 MPH?

TIME = DISTANCE / VELOCITY

TIME = 2 FEET / 80 FT/SEC

APPROXIMATELY 1/32 OF A SECOND

DO YOU REALLY HAVE TIME

TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD?

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LEAVE YOURSELF AN OUT

MAINTAIN A 4 SECOND FOLLOWING DISTANCE.

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ADEQUATE FOLLOWING DISTANCE

TIME TO REACT

IMPROVED VISIBILITY

TIME TO ALERT OTHERS

MORE ALERT

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MAKE SURE THEY SEE YOU

HOW MANY WARNING DEVICES ARE ON A VEHICLE?

HEADLAMPS

HORN

4-WAY FLASHERS

BRAKE LIGHTS

TURN SIGNAL

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AIM HIGH IN STEERING

GET THE BIG PICTURE

KEEP YOUR EYES MOVING

LEAVE YOURSELF AN OUT

MAKE SURE THEY SEE YOU

backing parking
BACKING & PARKING
  • AVERAGE DRIVER BACKS 1-3 MILES A YEAR
backing parking1
BACKING & PARKING
  • SELECT A SPOT WHICH MAKES BACKING
  • UNNECESSARY
  • BACK UPON ARRIVAL, NOT DEPARTURE
  • DON’T BACK ANY FURTHER THAN
  • NECESSARY