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Title: 15-Passenger Van Safety


1
15-Passenger Van Safety
  • Safe Driving Techniques

2
Rollover Risk
All vans have an increased rollover risk under
certain conditions
3
Rollover Risk
The risk of rollover increases dramatically as
the number of occupants increases from fewer than
five occupants to over ten passengers.
4
Rollover Risk
The rollover rate for heavily loaded vans in
single vehicle crashes is nearly 3 x the rate of
those that were lightly loaded.
5
Experienced Drivers
Understand and be familiar with the handling
characteristics of vans, especially when fully
loaded.
6
Seat Belts
Require seat belt use at all times.
7
Roof Loading
Any load placed on the roof of the vehicle will
increase the likelihood of rolling over.
8
Accident Facts
25 of all driving accidents are the result of
excessive speed.
9
Accident Facts
1 out of 4 employees who drive experience an
accident while at work.
10
Accident Facts
Most people know someone who has died in a car
accident.
11
Van Facts
A speed that may be acceptable in a passenger car
could be dangerous in a van.
12
Van Facts
You should fill the front seats first.
13
Van Facts
Soft shoulders and culverts pose a hazard in
rural areas.
14
Driving Tips
  • Avoid sharp turns.
  • Avoid excessive speed.
  • Avoid abrupt maneuvers.
  • Dont drive tired.
  • Dont drive in bad weather.

15
Driving Tips
  • Drive conservatively.
  • Rest stops often. (every 2 hrs.)
  • Wear seat belts.
  • Drive during the day, if possible.

16
Driving Tips
  • Require someone to be awake in
  • the front seat with the driver on
  • long trips.
  • Avoid talking on cell phone while
  • driving.
  • Obey all laws, signs and speed
  • limits.

17
Driving Tips
  • Drive with courtesy.
  • Be calm when driving.
  • Concentrate when driving.
  • Drive cautiously.

18
Aggressive Drivers
  • Avoid eye contact.
  • Dont cut in front of other drivers.
  • Allow fellow drivers to merge.
  • Dont use hand gestures.
  • Dont tailgate.
  • Use your horn sparingly.

19
Backing the Vehicle
  • Use a spotter.
  • Back to the drivers side.
  • Avoid backing up if possible.
  • Use your mirrors.

20
Highway Driving
  • Lane changes and signals.
  • Merging.
  • Blind Spots.
  • Slow moving vehicles.

21
Intersections
  • Stop signs
  • Stop lights
  • Yield signs
  • Using your signals
  • Blind spots
  • Pedestrians
  • Bicycles

22
Vehicle Accident
  • Relax.
  • Never leave the scene!
  • Report to Police immediately.
  • Never admit fault.
  • Gather the facts.
  • Report to your supervisor.
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