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Video Library: Defensive Driving

Avoiding Collisions
Backing Safely
The Blindfold Effect
City Driving
Choices: Driving Safely
Defensive Driving: I Could See It Coming - Cargo Van
Defensive Driving: Prepared for the Worst
Defensive Driving Tactics
Distracted Driving: At What Cost
Distracted Driving: Game Over
Distracted Driving: How Focused are You
Drive to Be the Best
Driving in Bad Weather
Driving Safety: When You Least Expect It
Experience Speaking: Adverse Weather
Experience Speaking: Backing
Experience Speaking: Rear-end Collisions
Hang Up and Drive: The Jacy Good Story
Highway Work Zone Safety: the Basics
Impaired and Distracted Driving
Low Visibility and Driving
Night Driving
Preventing Road Rage
Safe Driving: Real Life
Safe Performance Backing
Safely Sharing the Road with Big Trucks
Sharing the Road With Big Trucks
Small Vehicle: Outside the Box
Transport Trailer Safety
Why Do We Drive the Way We Do

  • Avoiding Collisions
    #AV001 - VHS, #AV002 - VHS (16 min. 1992)

    Driving Safety
    Challenges teenagers to reevaluate their driving habits by examining four areas of concern that are key to survival in these high-risk driving years: speeding, night driving, safety belt use, and drinking and driving
  • Backing Safely
    #BA007 - VHS & #BA008 - VHS(12 min. 1995)

    Driving Safety
    Backing is the cause of a disproportionate number of collisions.
    • Tips to avoid backing
    • Specific steps for a safe back-up
    • Backing with a helper
    • Backing with a trailer
  • The Blindfold Effect
    #BL002 - VHS (17 min. 1997)

    Driving Safety
    This interactive video features three unforgettable crashes any of us could experience. At pause points, viewers will identify the factors they feel contributed to each crash. Then, practical techniques to help us prevent these collisions are explained.
  • City Driving
    #CI015 - VHS (17 min. 1990)

    Driving Safety
    Teaches professional truck drivers how to handle the special hazards of city driving. Designed for straight truck and tractor-trailer drivers. Covers turns and intersections, traffic congestion, hazard analysis, customer service, and security.
  • Choices: Driving Safely
    #CH010 - DVD (23 min. added 2015)

    Distracted Driving is shattering people's lives. Families are torn apart. Why? Poor choices. We mention choices because that's really what it comes down, will your employees choose to obey traffic laws and operate their vehicles safely? Or, will they choose to take a chance, a chance that can have grave and long lasting effects. You can help them make good choices behind the wheel with this safety video. Topics include: Phone Conversations, Texting, Pedestrians, Inclement Weather, Drowsy Driving.
  • Defensive Driving: I Could See It Coming - Cargo Van
    #IC100 - DVD (15 min. 2006)

    Driving Safety
    This program will help you conduct defensive driving training sessions for new and existing employees. It covers the factors that cause accidents and then provides seven strategies for driving defensively.
    • Get ready.
    • Stay focused.
    • Be aware.
    • Look ahead.
    • Back off.
    • Expect mistakes.
    • Be noticed.
  • Defensive Driving: Prepared for the Worst
    #DE004 - VHS (18 min. 1996)

    Driving Safety
    In this video we cover the conditions which can create hazardous driving, including:
    • Fog
    • Snow and ice
    • Rain
    • Night driving
    • Breakdowns
    • Additional hazards
    • Personal security
  • Defensive Driving Tactics
    #DE003 - VHS (16 min. 1993)

    Driving Safety
    This program explains that defensive drivers are always aware of traffic conditions, vehicles and pedestrians. Aggressive drivers are shown to be hurried, distracted and overconfident. Their behavior puts themselves and others at risk. Other types of drivers to watch out for are portrayed as well: inattentive drivers, fatigued drivers and most dangerous of all—drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Distracted Driving: At What Cost
    #DE000 - VHS #DE001 - DVD (16 min. 2006)

    Driving Safety
    The video includes a two car crash that is investigated and shows how each driver was distracted leading up to the crash. It also includes an interview with a woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a distracting cell phone conversation. Her parents also talk about how their entire family's lives were changed by the crash.
  • Distracted Driving: Game Over
    #DE006 - DVD (13min. added 2015)

    Occupational; Language: English, Spanish
    Distracted Driving: Game Over will show your employees that negligence behind the wheel is no laughing matter. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a recent year, more than 5,000 people were killed and 448,000 were injured on U.S. roadways in motor vehicle crashes that were reportedly the result of distracted driving.

    The most distressing aspect of distracted driving is that it is preventable. Although certainly the most dramatized, cell phone use is not the only form of distracted driving. Learn how to recognize what constitutes a distraction:
    • MP3 players, stereos, satellite radios
    • Toolboxes, computers, briefcases, purses
    • Smoking, eating, drinking, grooming
    • GPS, navigational systems, maps
    • Passengers, stray thoughts
  • Distracted Driving: How Focused are You
    #DI004 - DVD (17 min. added 2015)

    Driving Safety
    We've all seen them, drivers on the road drinking a cup of coffee, putting on make-up, eating a snackā€¦and talking on their cell phones. More and more people every day, it seems, are doing something other than paying attention to traffic when they're behind the wheel. It's called distracted driving. This safety video provides the information employees need to drive cars, vans and small trucks safely, both on and off the job safely.
  • Drive to Be the Best
    #DR004 - VHS (21 min. 1994)

    Driving Safety
    This program informs employees and supervisors about the roles attitude and behavior have in preventing accidents on the highway. It introduces a series of driving strategies and techniques that can help them be better drivers.
  • Driving in Bad Weather
    #DR006 - VHS (8 min. 1994)

    Driving Safety
    Newscast-style presentation dramatizes the blinding effects of fog, dust, smoke, rain, snow and ice. Stresses the need to choose safe speeds for adverse weather conditions and explains when it is best to get off the road. Video includes tips on vehicle maintenance that can help drivers prepare for bad weather.
  • Driving Safety: When You Least Expect It
    #DR005 - VHS (19 min. 1995)

    Driving Safety
    A wide variety of safe driving skills and procedures are demon-strated in a way that allows every viewer to absorb the motiva-tional message. Stresses defensive driving attitude as well as practicing defensive driving techniques. Dramatic accidents are executed by professional stunt drivers.
  • Experience Speaking: Adverse Weather
    #EX003 - VHS (8 min. 2000)

    Adverse weather is unpredictable, uncontrollable and can change without a moments notice. When weather becomes a hazard for professional drivers, it's their responsibility to use good judgment and be prepared.
  • Experience Speaking: Backing
    #EX001 - VHS (7 min. 2000)

    Backing accidents happen. They shouldn't however, because they are virtually always preventable.
  • Experience Speaking: Rear-end Collisions
    #EX002 - VHS (7 min. 2000)

    Rear end collisions are among the most costly and potentially life-threatening of all accidents involving tractor-trailers.
  • Hang Up and Drive: The Jacy Good Story
    #HA032 - DVD (21 min. added 2012)

    In May 2008, Jacy Good and her parents were enjoying a great day of accomplishment - Jacy's college graduation. But that day was shattered when a young man on a cell phone cause a devastating collision that took the lives of Jacy's parents and left her in a coma. Her brain injury has left her with physical, speech, and cognitive impairment. But Jacy's story is an inspiration also. Since the collision Jacy has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the dangers of cell phone use while driving. Fifteen people die every day in North America because of cell phone use while driving.
  • Highway Work Zone Safety: the Basics
    #HI001 - VHS (15 min. 1994)

    Driving Safety
    This video program will help your employees understand and comply with MUTCD and learn what it takes to keep themselves, drivers and pedestrians safe.
    • Being safety conscious
    • Traffic control devices
    • Slowing down traffic
    • Detours and closures
    • Communication
  • Impaired and Distracted Driving
    #IM001 - VHS (60 min. 2002)

    Victims and offenders talk about the impact their accidents had on their lives. Good for group discussion meetings.
  • Low Visibility and Driving
    #LO008 - VHS (16 min. 1993)

    Driving Safety
    This video covers and explains precautions to take for low visibility in different conditions for driving safely.
  • Night Driving
    #NI001 - VHS (8 min. 1994)

    Driving Safety
    Demonstrates how darkness limits drivers' vision. Includes tips to keep your car in shape for night driving. Discusses the biggest problems drivers experience at night and how they must adjust their driving habits.
  • Preventing Road Rage
    #RO002 - VHS (20 min. 1998)

    Driving Safety
    Violent aggressive driving, or road rage, is a growing public concern. This educational video addresses that concern by teaching viewers how to avoid offending other drivers, manage their own anger and disengage from an angry encounter.
  • Safe Driving: Real Life
    #SA015 - DVD (19 min., 2003)

    Occupational; Language: English, Spanish
    Part of the exciting Real-Life® series, this DVD teaches your employees that ATTITUDE is the key to safe driving. Zany host Tim Wright helps employees maneuver through the speed bumps in this creative and fast-paced program.
    • Road rage
    • Drinking and driving
    • Proper vehicle maintenance
    • Car jacking
  • Safe Performance Backing
    #SA022, SA023 - DVD (17 min, added 2013)

    A practical, common sense approach to the skills and cautions involved in backing a vehicle. This DVD helps promote the understanding and safe use of a vehicle while backing.
  • Safely Sharing the Road with Big Trucks
    #SA018 - DVD (11 min. 2006)

    Driving Safety
    According to published reports, the car driver is the cause of up to 75 percent of all truck-related auto fatalities, and 35 percent of these occur in a truck's blind spots. For that reason, the Minnesota Trucking Association has created this instructional video on safely sharing the road with semi-trucks.
    • Paying attention to a truck's blind spots.
    • Don't linger when passing a large truck.
    • If you can't see the driver in his/her mirror, they can't see you.
    • Allow for plenty of room when merging around a large truck.
    • Don't get distracted when driving.
  • Sharing the Road With Big Trucks
    #SH002 - VHS (15 min. 1994)

    Driving Safety
    This video is about cooperation between drivers of passenger cars and drivers of big trucks using the same highways. This video also shows what it's like to drive an 18-wheeler in mixed traffic from the trucker's point of view. Also included are blind spots, stopping distance and drafting.
  • Small Vehicle: Outside the Box
    #OU001, OU002 - DVD (27 min, 2005)

    Drivers who know how to place their vehicles in traffic to maximize their space, their visibility and the time they have to make critical driving decisions have a tremendous safety advantage. Show drivers how to develop these essential driving skills.
  • Transport Trailer Safety
    #TR002 - VHS (24 min. 1995)

    Occupational, Driving Safety
    This video is designed to appeal to owners of all types of equip-ment transport trailers. Safe loading and attachment of tie-downs, chains and binders on a wide variety of equipment are discussed. Also includes tips for safe transport in varying traffic conditions, on all types of roads and in all types of weather. Interviews with professional equipment haulers help your employees learn from the real-life experiences of others.
  • Why Do We Drive the Way We Do #DR101 - DVD (13 min. 2005)
    Driving Safety
    This program is designed to help you conduct a training session to ensure that employees recognize that they are professional drivers and need to operate vehicles with professional attitudes and professional defensive-driving skills. Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
    • Recognize that they are professional drivers.
    • Make driving decisions from a professional point of view.
    • Identify the driving risks they take and the rewards they expect to get by taking those risks.
    • Understand that unsafe driving can result from both action and inaction.
    • Recognize the conscious and unconscious risks they take.
    • Avoid accidents by using defensive-driving skills.
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