Defensive Driving—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Spanish)

Course Description:

Commercial truck drivers have more nonfatal injuries than workers in any other occupation. Half of the nonfatal CMV driver injuries are serious sprains and strains, and the other injuries are bruises, fractures, cuts and lacerations, soreness, and multiple trauma. This online defensive driving training safety course has been designed for Spanish-speaking drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles to teach defensive driving safety techniques while at work.

Course Duration: 29 minutes

Why “Defensive Driving—Commercial Motor Vehicles (Spanish)” Matters:

There are around 5,000 CMV-related fatalities, and only 14% of these fatalities occurred to the truck occupants.

There are more than 120,000 CMV-related injuries, and only 20% of injuries occurred to the truck occupants.

More than 650 truck drivers die on the job, representing 12% of all types of workplace deaths, the most fatalities of any single job title

Truck drivers have more nonfatal injuries than workers in any other occupation. Half of the nonfatal CMV driver injuries are serious sprains and strains, and the other injuries are bruises, fractures, cuts and lacerations, soreness, and multiple trauma.

Key Points:

  • Inspect and maintain your vehicle;
  • Know driving hazards and dangerous conditions;
  • Become a proud defensive driver;
  • Wear your seat belt;
  • Follow safe driving practices in all driving conditions;
  • Keep your lights on and use turn signals; and
  • Know how to respond to emergencies.

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