Think you are good to drive a few hours after you have had some drinks? Check out this timeline to understand how your blood alcohol level (BAC) can remain elevated long after you have stopped drinking.
Each month, print and display copies of the 2020-2021 Our Driving Concern traffic safety calendar and poster collection at your workplace.
Collision Info Card
What to do after a crash? Information on this card will help your employees manage a difficult situation. Step-by-step instructions will guide them as they collect their wits and the proper information to turn over to authorities and insurance agents. Get it here: Texas Collision Info Card.
Prevent distraction for the diver. Speak up if the driver is doing something dangerous. Say no to any behavior that draws your driver’s attention away from the road. Share this free infographic: Co-Pilot Rights
Crash Incident Reporting
Where did the incident happen (document street address or intersection)? What happened (describe the incident and the sequence in which things happened)? What was the damage (mark a diagram to show areas of vehicle damage)? Use these two free resources:
Driving While Intoxicated Info Card
How much is too much? Impairment begins with the first drink. Your gender, body weight, the number of drinks you’ve consumed and the amount of food you’ve eaten affect your body’s ability to handle alcohol. Share this free resource: Texas Driving While Intoxicated Info Card.
Drug and Alcohol Policy & Compliance Notice
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice so employers and employees who work in safety-sensitive positions know: 1. The DOT requires testing for marijuana but not Cannabidiol (CBD), 2. Labeling of many CBD products may be misleading because the products could contain higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than what the product label states, 3. The DOT’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason. Download and share the DOT Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice.
Fatal Impaired Driving Crashes
What is an impaired driving crash? Can you name the five counties with the highest number of fatal impaired driving crashes in Texas? Do you know the defining characteristics of impaired drivers in fatal crashes? Learn/share: A Snapshot of Fatal Impaired Driving Crashes in Texas.
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Free Webinars and Classroom Training
These colorful, engaging handouts can be used for employee training and safety talks.
- Safety Coach Cards (how to print and use the cards); download a complete set
- Recognize Those Dashboard Warning Symbols?
- Hands Free is Not Risk Free
- Crashes Can Wreck Your Business
- Asleep at the Wheel
- Impaired Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers
- Mission Zero: Safe Driving in the Rain
Texas DWI: Drinking and driving don’t mix. Plan ahead for a sober ride home.
Marijuana and Driving: A look at Texans’ attitudes and the impact on driving under the influence
Keep Tractor Trailer Drivers Safe at Destination
A flier produced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the trucking industry addresses common hazards for drivers after they reach their destination:
- Backing up
- Coupling (attaching) vehicles
- Uncoupling (detaching) vehicles
Power Play: Our Tools, Your Voice
On this page, you will find the PowerPoint presentations we’ve used in our free webinar series. We invite you to access these presentations and make use of them in traffic safety talks with your employees.
Rental Card Checklist
Rental cars are just as important as company vehicles to include in your driver safety program. Print and distribute: Rental Card Safety Checklist.
Sample Driving Policy
As an employer, you are wondering what elements should be included in a safe driving policy for employees. We have created a Sample Driving Policy you can copy and use on your own company letterhead.
The document addresses concern over aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving and seat belt use. At the end, there is a place for employee acknowledgement of company policy, signature required.
Find and share free Spanish resources from the National Safety Council and many of its partners. Traffic Safety makes dollars and $ense in any language.
- Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation: OSHCON and answers to frequently asked questions
Test Your Employees
- Defensive driver
- Safe driver
- Average driver
- Aggressive driver
Is your knowledge of road signs up to par?
How much do you know about distracted driving?
- NIOSH quiz separates myth from fact. Take the quiz.
Traffic Safety Huddle
Traffic Safety Video Tool
Change driver behavior with our creative resources and your ongoing educational efforts. Share this silent looping file in your lobbies, breakrooms and other places where you post information on video monitors.
Your Business Case: Reasons to Have a Strong Transportation Safety Program
The most dangerous part of the day for employees is the time they spend in their vehicle.
- Reason #1: Do not accept that crashes are the “cost of doing business.” Crashes are costly to employers and about 90% of crashes are due to human error.
- Reason #2: Everybody else is doing it! Successful companies implement a strong safety culture that include driver and transportation safety.
- Reason #3: You cannot afford not to. Crashes are extremely costly for employers and bring risk and exposure to liability.
- Reason #4: You cannot beat free, customized solutions. Program staff have worked with employers of all types and sizes.
The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety has partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to create a free online seat belt toolkit. The kit includes a communication plan for a six-week worksite seat belt usage campaign.