C.A.T. Defensive Driving In the Oil patch PRIMARY CAUSE OF INCIDENTs: • Traveling at a speed too fast for conditions • Following too closely • Driving while fatigued or under influence of alcohol or drugs • Wrongfully assuming the right-of-way • Misjudging clearances on turns, in passing, and so forth • Backing without exercising caution • Cellular phone Collision Avoidance Training (C.A.T) collision-prevention techniques including: • Vehicle Inspection all vehicle are required to be inspected daily • Cushion of safety allowing a buffer between you and the drivers around you • Scanning get the big 360 picture know what's around you at all times • Vehicle positioning don’t drive in large vehicle blind spots and check all your mirrors constantly for other vehicles • Safe backing and parking procedures always get out and look, but at your company you are required to back in drive out of any parking stalls or sites Driver DEVELOPMENT AND BETTERMENT: 1. Stay healthy: vision is harmed by smoking, drugs, alcohol, lack of vitamins or proper meal breaks 2. "See and avoid" concept: constantly look outside for other traffic. Maintain situational awareness inside and outside the vehicle 3. Illusions and degraders of visual reliability: auto-kinesis, haze, false horizons, featureless terrain, cluttered background, night, rain, sun in the eyes, dirty windshield 4. Visual scanning technique: 360º segments, up and down, stopping eyes and checking for motion in the periphery Common errors: Ignoring the "see and avoid" concept Fixating on tasks inside the vehicle or distracted driving Your Continuous Oral evaluation and commentary driving/quiz Q: Where are the blind spots in your vehicle? How do you overcome them? Q: Name some situations that demand extra clearing vigilance/procedures. Q: At what points should you communicate with your supervisor/lead when doing your journey management?
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