TTSAO Training Tip of the Week – PPE and Safety Wear

We are going back to some small but important safety tips that will improve your Defensive Driving.

Keep this one in mind when driving in urban settings, like Lakeshore Rd in the GTA, or any other similar busy roads.

When driving your commercial vehicle others around you are not aware of your dimensions and ability to stop quickly.

So, when approaching an intersection where the cross traffic must stop, look to see the front bumper lower toward the pavement to signify the brakes being applied on the approaching vehicles. The more rapid the movement downward, the harder the brake application. You can use this same reference when driving your car after work.

Also, those busy roads can have parked vehicles lined up beside you. To make sure they are not going to interfere with your path, look to see if there are lights on, specifically brake lights, or if you see a head in the driver’s seat location. This usually is the start to a movement to rejoin the travel lane.

Other points of verification will be if you notice movement of the tires, or feet underneath the front of the vehicle for a pedestrian movement. Be vigilant and use this as part of your scan during observation.

TTSAO has great instructors, so don’t be afraid to step up and offer one or more of your great tips!

Calling all Instructors and TTSAO Acreddited Schools

We invite you to submit your training tips to share in next week’s Training Tip of the Week. Your participation and offerings will truly benefit all our students, and we greatly appreciate your support. Thank you!


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