Rear-end collisions can be very serious since the vehicle that is struck from behind is usually stopped or moving very slowly. The potential for catastrophe is even greater when the vehicle in motion is a large truck and the vehicle that is struck is a smaller vehicle such as an automobile.
This online Avoiding Rear-End Collisions for Large Vehicles course is designed to provide an understanding of common causes of rear-end collisions and what large vehicles drivers can do to reduce the risk of being involved in one.
After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of:
- The six major factors that contribute to rear-end collisions
- What you can do to avoid colliding with a vehicle in front of you
- How you can reduce the risk of another vehicle colliding with yours from the rear
This online Avoiding Rear-End Collisions for Large Vehicles course covers the following topics:
- What driver must remember
- Common causes
- Lack of concentration: real life example
- Common causes of rear-end collisions #2 – following distance
- Following distance: real life example
- Common causes of rear-end collisions #3 – running late or being in a hurry
- Running late or being in a hurry: real life example
- Common causes of rear-end collisions #4 – intersections and caution lights
- Intersections and caution lights real life example
- Common causes of rear-end collisions #5 – construction zones
- Construction zones real life example
- Common causes of rear-end collisions #6 – fatigue
- Don’t be an obstruction
ONLINE COURSE DURATION
Approximately 30 minutes
A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.