Fleet Safety Amerisure's fleet driver safety tips have been developed to target the most common driving risks faced by today's commercial fleet drivers. We identify the road conditions and driver behaviors which often lead to an accident and offer information and guidance about how to stay safe. If your business employs drivers and manages a fleet as part of your regular operations, fleet safety should be a priority. Download, print and share these tips to help your drivers stay safe on the road. Fleet Driver Safety Tips A Little Rain CAN Hurt Rain is more than a nuisance when driving, it also can be dangerous. From streaky windshields to night glare on slick wet pavement, the driving risks in the rain are only compounded for fleet drivers who are behind the wheel each day. Accidents Happen Accidents happen but there are tried-and-true methods of dealing with the aftermath as smoothly as possible. Do you know what to do what the unexpected occurs? At a Crossroads Intersections are busy places and are a common location for accidents. Awareness and caution are what every professional driver needs to help prevent intersection accidents. Avoid an Uphill Battle Safety is paramount when driving on hills. Reduced visibility compounded by increased speed can make driving in hilly areas hazardous. Learn more about how to keep your vehicle under control and safe when driving on hills. Avoiding the Rear-End Collision Rear-end collisions account for millions of dollars in injuries and damages each year. These collisions are often preventable. Remaining alert, patient and courteous can go a long way toward avoiding accidents. Buckle Up Protect yourself and your employer by buckling up every time you drive. Everyone knows seatbelts save lives and prevent injuries. Eyes on the Road-Distracted Driving For professional drivers, it can be especially difficult to overcome the risks of distracted driving. Eyes on the road. Hands on the wheel. Look Out Behind You With so many vehicles of different sizes on roadways and in parking lots, even a seemingly simple activity such as backing out can pose a challenge due to blind spots and visibility issues. Look Out Overhead Is that overhead clearance what you think it is? Due to weather conditions, new construction, or inclines, posted clearances aren't always a clear guide. Mastering the Parking Lot Most drivers understand the risks of driving on roads and freeways but many underestimate the risks of parking lots. Parking lot accidents are quite common. Protect yourself from possible dangers by being aware, being seen and slowing down. No Skidding Around Skidding on wet or icy roads is one of the most dangerous driving situations. To keep a skid from becoming a collision, you must know what to do. Smooth Moves Your smooth moves behind the wheel are the mark of a true professional. Safety is just one benefit of smooth driving. The Right Time To Yield Not everyone can go first. Sometimes the right thing to do is yield the right of way. Learn about four typical accident situations and how to avoid them. The Right To Go First At times even the most experienced of drivers, wonders when is the right time to yield? While protecting yourself and driving defensively is always a good plan, sometimes even when you have the right-of-way, it's better to yield to others. Too Close For Comfort Professional drivers know the importance of keeping a safe distance between vehicles. However, because safe distances vary based on speed and weather conditions, it’s helpful to have a method for determining what interval will keep you safe.