Presentation on theme: "Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY ARE YOU DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE ??? THINK…. Crashes Just Don’t Happen, They’re Caused!"— Presentation transcript:
Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY ARE YOU DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE ??? THINK…. Crashes Just Don’t Happen, They’re Caused!
Transportation Tuesday His judgement may be impaired. He may try to compete with other road users. He may drive too close, cross lanes unsafely, ignore speed limits and traffic signals. Thinks he is always correct and others are wrong and is not always rational. Behaviours exhibited by a driver under the influence Confidence can make a person drive at his best or …his worst!
Transportation Tuesday Influences that could affect you from driving safely. Alcohol : It affects your brain thereby affecting your judgement on speed, distance, risks. It could also result in blurred vision and make you feel fatigued and sleepy. This can lead to accidents. Drugs : Many drugs or pills prescribed by doctors for cold, headache, allergy, can cause drowsiness or dizziness. Strong emotions : Whether positive or negative can distract you. Around 90% of drivers involved in accidents were either angry or just excited. Continuous driving : This could result in fatigue. Ideally, a driver should rest for about 15 minutes, for every 2-hours of continuous driving.
Transportation Tuesday Tips to keep you focussed when driving! The basic- safe driving. Driving is one of the most dangerous activities you engage in on the job. You may be surprised, some of your driving habits are not harmless, as you thought. If you are taking medicines prescribed by a Doctor then find out their effects. Is it safe for you to drive? When mild drowsiness hits on long trips, open a window, chew gum, sing along with the radio, scan the road and check your mirrors frequently. Sleep is the only true remedy for fatigue! When experiencing strong emotions give yourself time to calm down before driving, and listen to soothing/relaxing music.
Transportation Tuesday Could he be driving under the influence? Vehicle roll-over : A possible result when you drive under the influence of alcohol/ drugs or when a driver falls asleep behind the wheel! Nobody knows except the driver himself!