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Thinking Driver Tailgate Topics and Tips is a service provided for safety officers, supervisors, crew chiefs, managers or anyone who needs to include driver safety reminders in tailgates or safety meetings. A new tip and safety meeting planner is released every month.

Each Tailgate topic and safety meeting planner is short and focussed so it can be covered in about 5 minutes or so depending on how much discussion that you get.

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11 - Back to School #

914 downloads

At the end of every summer, the days grow shorter and the sun loses some of its warmth but for many parents, it's the best time of the year, as the kids head back to school! In every town, village, city and neighbourhood, the schools reopen and drivers need to adjust their speed and awareness to make sure all the kids get safely to and from school.

10 - Turn On Your Lights in Low Visibility #

1299 downloads

When others can see you, they are more likely to avoid conflicts. Using both headlights and taillights is your best strategy to ensure that other drivers have a good chance of seeing you.

9 - Target the Speed Limit #

925 downloads

Why do we speed - what's the big hurry?

8 - Adjust Your Mirrors #

1145 downloads

Awareness of everything around you when you are driving is critical to safety. Using your eyes effectively to look well ahead is important but mirror use is also critical to stay aware of what's going on to the rear.

7 - Summertime Driving Challenges #

1056 downloads

Summer presents a different set of challenges for drivers.

6 - Circle Checks #

1590 downloads

How often to you walk around your vehicle before moving it? A circle check is mandatory before putting your vehicle into service at the beginning of the day and any time before backing up if you have been parked and this is the first motion you are making.

5 - Share the Road Safely with Trucks #

1011 downloads

On every highway in our nation, we find a mixture of vehicles: everything from the smallest – motorcycles, bicycles and scooters; to the very largest – heavy trucks often weighing 80,000 lbs or over 36,000 kgs. That’s 40 times the weight of a typical passenger vehicle. In the US, 5,000 people every year die in large truck crashes.

4 - Installing & Using Tire Chains Correctly #

957 downloads

If you drive in northern or high altitude areas with extreme winter conditions, you may use traction devices like tire chains to assist with control in winter but if you are not sure how to install them or drive with chains installed, you could be in for frustration and possibly vehicle damage or worse!

 

3 - Avoid Distracted Driving #

998 downloads

It doesn't matter how good a driver you are, you cannot manage all the tasks already associated with driving safely with added distractions.

2 - Watch Out for Pedestrians #

1324 downloads

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users. Every year in the US and Canada, over 5,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents. What do you know about pedestrian involved crashes and how can they be prevented?

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