Driving is a big part of Scouting and, historically, has been in the top five in frequency and severity of claims. Many fun and exciting activities start with driving. Any driving situation includes numerous and changing conditions, and those changes can happen in an instant. Motor vehicle accidents can be prevented when drivers plan ahead. Planning for the trip will provide awareness of route conditions and situations.
These 12 Transportation Safety Shorts can help with all types of driving situations. The handouts address hazards and conditions that could occur and provide tips to help drivers handle situations that may be encountered. Use these safety shorts during the planning stage of any trip. Review with all drivers one or more of the subjects that could be encountered on an upcoming trip or outing.
The topics are:
- Avoiding Rear-end Collisions
- Distracted Driving
- Driving a Full-size Van
- Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions
- Driving in Construction Zones
- Drowsy Driving
- Fuel-efficient Driving
- Loading and Towing Trailers Safely
- Night Driving
- Road Rage (Aggressive Driving)
- Rural Driving Safety