Every good driver strives to avoid accidents by obeying the traffic laws and the rules of the road. When driving a company vehicle, the stress and desire to remain accident-free are often doubled. Although accidents are not always avoidable, both the employee and the employer want to take any and all precautions to ensure the safety of the driver and prevent damage to the vehicle. On the employer's end, this typically involves ensuring that the vehicle is in top condition and safe for road travel. For example, employers will ensure that the company car receives proper and timely tune-ups, oil changes, and other required maintenance, such as ensuring that the tires and windshield wipers are in good condition. Employers may also have safety guidelines and practices in place. This may include not requiring employees to drive a certain number of hours, verifying driver's licenses, and ensuring that workers comply with all laws regarding things such as seat belt and cell phone use.
Drivers should naturally practice safe driving regardless of the vehicle being driven. They may review safety tips that can help them to become better drivers as well. General safe driving tips often include removing any distractions before starting the car. This often involves turning off and putting away a cell phone and presetting any music before hitting the road. It is also important to avoid eating or drinking while the car is in motion. Anything that causes the driver to look away from the road, no matter how briefly, can result in an accident. Also, before driving, people should know exactly where they are going to avoid confusion or loss of attention to the road. Drivers should avoid driving if tired, sick, or taking unfamiliar medications or any medicine that may cause drowsiness. If driving during the rain or snow, drivers should slow down and keep enough space between themselves and the car in front of them. At all times, drivers should drive defensively so that they are prepared to safely react if called for.
For more information on auto safety while working and during personal time, review the list of links below.
- LaborNet Links to Unions, Organizations, Stories, and Labor-Oriented Sites: People who visit this page by clicking on the link will find a long list of links that are labor-oriented, having to do with unions, organizations, or relevant stories.
- Laborers Local #1140: Helpful Links: On this page, readers will find links to health and safety associations, committees, workers' compensation groups, retiree groups, environmental health and safety information, and more.
- Risk Factors: Automotive Injury Prevention, Including Commentary From a Discount Auto Parts Dealer: Click this link to open a page on the Westfield Insurance blog. The posts on this page are about managing the risk in the automotive field.
- Organizations and Additional Resources: Cheap Car Parts Online and More: Visit the Web page for the Illinois Campus Law Enforcement Administrators by clicking on this associated link. The page that opens will contain a list of links divided into two categories: Other Organizations and Additional Resources.
- Material Supplies: The page associated with this link is a supplies page for Open Source Ecology.
- Mazda Club Articles and Stories: By clicking on this link, readers are opening a page on the Mazda Club of North America's website. The page features articles and stories written by club members.
- Car Repair: Complaint and Eventual Resolution Using Discount Auto Parts: This article outlines one person's journey to repair a vehicle. The article is a complaint against the dealership for failure to make any repairs. It also outlines how the car was eventually repaired.
- Automotive Body Repair: On this page, future students will find information on the automotive repair course offered at Randolph Community College.
- Automotive Trades: Students planning to attend Erie Community College will find the description, curriculum, and competencies for its auto body repair course on this page.
- Automotive Collision Repair Technology: This is the information guide for Automotive Collision Repair Technology at Francis Tuttle Technology Center. The guide includes the location and time of the program, an overview of the program, majors, who can attend, employment opportunities, and occupational characteristics.
- Auto Body Applied Technology: Read about the program overview for the Associate in Applied Science certification program at Del Mar College when you click this link.
- SWTJC Automotive Body Technology: Click on this link to read about this automotive body technology program, including its purpose, faculty, admission requirements, and program resources.
- Automotive Collision Repair: Lanier Technical College offers an automotive collision repair diploma program that is featured on this Web page. Potential visitors to this site can view the course schedule and information about financial aid and tuition.
- Auto Body Program: On this page, students and parents can view the I-CAR classes offered at South Piedmont Community College. The page also has a video and a link to the current class schedule.
- Chattahoochee Technical College: Automotive Collision Repair: Open this page to watch a video on the auto collision repair program. The page also includes information about the coursework and about the job, such as salary information, where to find a job, and a gainful employment report.