More than 41,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes each year and over 2.4 million more suffer disabling injuries, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). To address this, the State Office of Risk Management (SORM) offers a classroom-based four-hour Defensive Driving class to all State employees at NO CHARGE. Find the next Defensive Driving training offered near you by searching the Training Calendar.
The top six driver errors resulting in a vehicle collision include:
- Distracted driving
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield
- Incorrect merging
- Backing up
Additionally, these resources are beneficial to increasing driver safety.
Developing a cell phone Policy: www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/traffic/distracteddriving
- Impossible to Drive and Talk on the Phone: Understanding the Distraction of the Brain
- Requirements for Young Drivers: Graduated Driver Licensing
- Teenage Driver Safety
- Properly Adjusting Your Mirrors: How to Eliminate your Blindspot
- Avoid Being Distracted: Distractions in Everyday Driving
If you have a group of 20-35 people and would like training at your location, please contact Sunny Bradford, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 303-866-3609.