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Safety Coach Tailgate Talk cards can be used when teaching safety huddles outside of a traditional classroom setting.
Cards feature discussion prompters and questions with suggested answers. Each card is labeled with a topic. Use all the cards of one topic to form a complete safety lesson, or mix them up for a Jeopardy-style quiz game with your group.
The cards are provided on sheets, with eight cards per sheet. Follow these instructions to create your own set of 48 cards.
- Download the PDF file that contains the cards.
- PRINT the cards on CARDSTOCK, double-sided. Odd-numbered pages are the card fronts, and even-numbered pages are the card backs.
- Use a paper cutter to cut the cards on the faint yellow lines. Finished card size should be approximately 3.5 inches by 2.25 inches.
- The small code on the bottom left of the card front should match the one on the back.
Safety Belts: Save Lives and Help Your Bottom Line
Aggressive Driving: Why It’s Bad For Business
- Aggressive Driving Facts
- “Crashes Can Wreck Your Business” Fact Sheet
- How to Promote Defensive Driving
- Frequently Asked Questions About Aggressive Driving
- Aggressive Driver Tip Sheet
- Be Responsible on the Road Tip Sheet
- Aggressive Driving: Don’t Be a Speed Demon Poster
- Additional Resources for Aggressive Driving Education
- Motorcycle: Look Twice for Bikes Poster
- Aggressive Driving 5 Minute Safety Talk
Impaired Driving: Drinking, Drugs and Driving Don’t Mix
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s SaferRide app will help keep drunk drivers off our roads by allowing users to call a taxi or a friend and by identifying their location so they can be picked up. The app is available for Android devices on Google Play and Apple devices on the iTunes store.
- Impaired Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers
- Texas and Impaired Driving
- Texas Gender and Impaired Driving
- Your Designated Driver Poster
- Impaired Driving Facts
- “Impaired Drivers Are Driving Up the Costs of Business” Fact Sheet
- How to Promote Sober Driving
- Frequently Asked Questions About Impaired Driving
- DWI Costs Poster
- Going Out Tonight? Poster
- Holiday Designated Driver Poster – Santa
- Holiday Designated Driver Poster – Reindeer
- Additional Resources for Impaired Driving Education
- Drowsy Driving: Not Your ‘Dream’ Car Poster
- No Text Message is Worth a Life
- On the Road, Off the Phone
- Distracted Driving Facts
- “Driven to Distraction” Fact Sheet
- Tips for Cell Phone-Free Driving
- How to Promote Distraction-Free Driving
- Frequently Asked Questions About Distracted Driving
- Distracted Driving: No Clowning Around Poster
- Distracted Driving: Dead Man Talking Poster
- “This Is Not a Phone Booth” Poster
- Additional Resources for Distracted Driving Education
- “Payroll Stuffer” Distracted Driving – Cell Phone
- “Payroll Stuffer Truck” Distracted Driving – Cell Phones
When it comes to wearing seat belts, Texans exceed the national average.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 94% of the state’s drivers and front seat passengers wear seat belts. That compares with an 86% rate nationwide.
When it comes to motor vehicle occupant deaths, Texans also exceed the national average.
Six out of 10 respondents in a survey commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey said they consider unsafe driving by others as a major personal threat to themselves and their families.
Specifically, survey respondents pointed to speeding as an unsafe behavior that caused concern. And that type of behavior is just one of many commonly associated with aggressive driving, defined by NHTSA as “the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.”
Why it’s important for Texas employers to reiterate this message to their drivers: Slow down.
Nearly 18 percent of all large truck drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2012 had at least one prior speeding conviction, according to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.