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Eye Technique – the Foundation of Driving Excellence

Q. Within my organization, we have planned a full year of safety campaigns, and this year we have included driver safety. We have also scheduled many of our team members for driver training with Driving Dynamics in Open Enrollment courses.

To help us jump-start our safety campaign, specifically the driving portion, what would you start with in terms of getting the attention of the drivers?

J.G.
EHS

A. Thank you for the question J.G.

We look forward to having your drivers join us in our Open Enrollment advanced driver safety training sessions this year. Many people don’t realize that Driving Dynamics offers local training sessions all across North America so we’re happy to hear that your team is taking advantage of this award-winning service.

To jump-start your safety campaign, I would encourage you to build the foundation on the importance of good eye technique. The one advantage we can give all of your drivers is time and distance behind the wheel. Simply stated, moving your eyes up and looking farther ahead allows the driver to see situations sooner…providing more time to process information, and more time to react.

In the Driving Dynamics courses your drivers will be attending, they will have the opportunity to learn and practice proper eye technique which provides superior safety advantages when driving.

Please feel free to contact us directly for more information. We look forward to serving your company and providing you with driver safety training excellence.

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Ben Langley is the Safety Editor for “The Driver Advantage™”. Ben is a passionate proponent for driver safety education, training and awareness. Continuously submerged in research targeting human behavior and driver safety; Ben initiates creative thinking that is evident in his writings. Ben also develops unique, exciting and results oriented driver safety programs and campaigns. His knowledge and common sense approach to driver safety is wrapped with authentic concern for people. Ben is also the co-found of Safety Wins, Inc. a 501©(3) non-profit organization. The Safety Wins concept of training fleet drivers at NASCAR Race Tracks throughout America was federally and privately funded. Today, Safety Wins, Inc focuses on Teen Driver Safety and continues to use the platform of motorsports to attract attention to their life saving driver safety message. Contact the author

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