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Defensive Driving Inspection

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Defensive driving assists in reducing the risks of an accident or collision. Being aware of the dangers and taking action prior to driving will keep everyone safe. This inspection is Ideal for foreman, general contractors and sub contractors

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Defensive Driving Inspection

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1. Does the company prohibit cell phone use (including hands-free) while operating vehicles?

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2. Are drivers aware that fatigue affects mental function, alertness and reduces physical performance while operating vehicles?

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3. Are drivers aware that people with undiagnosed sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can have up to seven times' increased risk of falling asleep at the wheel?

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4. Does the company provide classroom or on the road defensive driving training?

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5. Before backing, do drivers perform a walk-around or "circle check" before moving to make sure no hazards are nearby?

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6. Are drivers trained to "pull through" to park in order to avoid backing when possible?

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7. Are drivers of large vehicles required to use a spotter when backing in yards or public parking lots?

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8. Are drivers trained to use mirrors and other technology when backing, but also to turn the heads and look?

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9. Prior to towing, is the receiver, draw bar, hitch ball, coupler, sway control device, spring bars, safety chains, and power connection wiring checked and verified functional and compatible with the tow vehicle and trailer?

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10. Prior to towing are the safety chains securely attached to both the tow vehicle and trailer, crossing under the trailer tongue in an “X” pattern?

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11. Are all trailer lights (tail lights, clearance lights, brake lights, directional signals, hazard lights, reflectors) checked and in proper working order?

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