Van Safety Training

Introduction

Center of Gravity

1. A large passenger van’s center of gravity is much higher than a car’s and it increases as passengers and cargos are loaded. This is a significant concern because a higher center-of-gravity:

2. It is best to keep a vans center-of-gravity low and to the front by:

Tire Issues and Inspections

3. Worn and under inflated tires are a contributing factor in many large passenger van rollover accidents:

4. A recent NHTSA study found that 74% of van tires were significantly mis-inflated. Tire pressure:

Seat belts

5. According to NHTSA, 80% of those killed in large passenger van single-vehicle rollovers did not:

6. In fatal, single-vehicle rollovers involving large passenger vans over the past decade, 91 percent of belted occupants survived. As the driver of a passenger van, what should you do to ensure passenger use their seat belt?

Road Conditions

7. Drivers need to drive at or below the speed limit on good roads because vans take longer to stop and may rollover if aggressive evasive maneuvers are made.

8. Speed is a contributing factor in many large passenger van rollovers. Which of the following statements is false related to this statement

Rear-End and Loss of Control Accidents

9. What is the recommended following distance for large passenger vans when operating under ideal road and weather conditions?

10. Which of the following driving conditions require you to increase your following distance beyond the recommended following distance?

11. If someone cuts in front of you, what should you do to maintain a safe following distance?

Distractions

12. Which of the following is a common distraction which could result in an accident?

13. When is the safest time to make a cellular call from your vehicle?

Fatigue and Drugs/Alcohol

14. If you take medication you need to:

15. If you feel tired while driving you should do the following:

Conclusion



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