August is National Traffic Awareness Month — and it’s the perfect time to remind your drivers to make safe decisions on the road.
Stop-and-go highway traffic is one of the most common settings for traffic accidents. Highways have higher speed limits, and when a distracted driver traveling at a high rate of speed suddenly realizes traffic is stopped, they have no place to go except barreling into another vehicle.
Help your drivers get a jump start on National Traffic Awareness Month by promoting these safe driving habits:
- Remain conscious of your surroundings and stay aware of other drivers’ movements
- Reduce distractions by placing your cell phone out of sight
- Always use turn signals
- Adhere to speed limits
- Leave enough space between your truck and other vehicles on the road
- Check your blind spots before changing lanes
- Be aware of long stopping distances
But remember — safe driving should occur throughout the year, not just during a designated month.
TVC Pro-Driver is committed to assisting fleet managers with championing safe driving behaviors. For example, we offer a safety incentive program, in which we pay fleet managers $50 per driver after they’ve achieved six months without a citation or violation.
We’ve also formed partnerships with three industry-heavy hitters: SambaSafety, which helps fleet managers control foreseeable risks; EROAD, which offers tracking systems to maximize fleet safety, performance and compliance; and Bluewire, which helps motor carriers understand their potential exposure to areas of risk. All three companies are working diligently to keep the roads safe.
As a TVC Pro-Driver member, you don’t just receive top-tier legal protection services — you also benefit from our industry-wide relationships. Take advantage of these and more by accessing your membership and benefit guide or contacting customer support at 800-288-2889.