Vehicle Parking and Backing Advice from NETS

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) released new tools in their Drive Safely Work Week campaign materials. The latest module focuses on parking and backing, and includes activities that reinforce safe-driving messages yet don’t take significant time away from the work day.

Non-traffic vehicle crashes that occurred off public roads or highways, generally in parking lots or driveways, caused an estimated 95,000 injuries and 2,125 deaths in 2015, according to the April 2018 NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts Report on non-traffic surveillance. Clearly, parking and backing is a key topic for employee safe driving programs.

Safe Parking and Backing Toolkit

The latest NETS toolkit offers templates and materials that enable employers to conduct a campaign with fact sheets, presentations and posters. Fact sheets have tips for safe parking, including backing in, not out, when possible so you’re facing out when it’s time to exit. Another sheet includes tips for preventing backover accidents, as well as explaining how to set mirrors to maximize the drivers’ field of vision.

Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) has been an annual campaign sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) for many years.

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