Good Driving Practices
Examined During May 25 CONN-OSHA Safety Seminar
For immediate release
April 30, 2010
WETHERSFIELD, Gotten a bit complacent behind the
steering wheel? Perhaps a refresher course to fine-tune those driving habits
might not be a bad idea.
Long time motorists, as well as novice drivers, can hone their skills and pick
up some new tips during a May 25 Safe Driving course sponsored by the
of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA.). The 10 a.m.
to noon training session will take place in the agency’s Wethersfield
headquarters, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard.
“According to the U.S. Department of Labor, work-related crashes are the leading
cause of occupational fatalities,” explains CONN-OSHA
Occupational Safety Training Specialist
who will conduct the session. “Just making small changes in a driver’s behavior
behind the wheel often can decrease the likelihood of getting into a motor
vehicle accident, and can also increase chances of survival in the event of a
collision. The goal of this seminar is to present safe driving techniques and
behaviors in an interesting format designed to motivate participants to
immediately assess their own actions and behaviors.”
According to Zinsser, the session will focus on four skills that experts have
identified as having the most promise of preventing crashes if implemented:
- Hazard Recognition
– anticipating, recognizing and reacting appropriately to hazards.
- Speed Management –
managing speed so it is right for the given driving conditions.
- Space Management
-- maintaining a safe space with other vehicular traffic.
- Vehicle handling –
safe vehicle handling skills under a range of road circumstances.
Admission to the Safe Driving class is free, although pre-registration is
required. To register for the program, or for additional information, please
contact Catherine Zinsser at (860) 263-6942, or via email at
Nancy Steffens (860)