When it's the rainy time of year, companies with driving employees and/or fleets need to double down on road safety.
That means holding a training session on driving in the rain. While it may seem redundant, it's an important exercise to reinforce the importance of being extra careful when the roads are wet, particularly if it has not rained for some time.
One-quarter of speeding-related large truck accident fatalities happen in rainy or other poor weather conditions, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Training your driving employees takes planning, and there are some essentials that you should cover in your safety meetings and materials. You should break up the training into two parts:
Five things to do before you drive
Driving in wet conditions
Ideally, you should incorporate rainy-day driving training at least twice a year for your driving staff to refresh their safety awareness. Weather is becoming more unpredictable and when it rains after long dry spells, roads can be especially perilous.
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