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Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management

Safe Driving Tips

Safe driving begins with you. To increase your safety each time you drive, you should:

  • Plan your route of destinations
  • Keep your vehicle properly maintained
  • Focus attention on driving and minimize distractions
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Maintain plenty of following distance
  • Constantly scan mirrors and be aware of other vehicles sharing the roadway
  • Avoid speeding
  • Signal your intentions
  • Avoid driving when tired
  • Keep your cool
  • Do not drink alcohol and drive
  • Do not operate any vehicle under the influence of medications that may impair your ability to drive


Defensive Driving Handout