Distracted Driving for Commercial Drivers

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Time: Self Paced
  • Exams: 80% Pass Grade
Whenever you are driving a vehicle and your attention is not on the road, you’re putting yourself, your passengers, other vehicles, and pedestrians in danger. Distracted driving can result when you perform any activity that may shift your full attention from your driving task.

The Large Truck Crash Causation Study reported that 8 percent of large-truck crashes occurred when commercial drivers were externally distracted, and 2 percent of large truck crashes occurred when the driver was internally distracted. Approximately 5,500 people are killed each year on U.S. roadways and an estimated 448,000 are injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving.

Course overview
In this training course, we discuss the regulations that relate to distracted driving and other key driver distraction driving issues, including improper cell phone use, texting, and use of in-cab technology.

We also go visual attention, manual control, and cognitive awareness while operating a commercial vehicle.
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Certification included
The course satisfies the FMCSA requirements for Distracted Driving for Commercial Drivers.

Training Objectives

By the end of this training session, you should be able to:


Explain the regulations that pertain to distracted driving

Improper Cell Phone Use

Understand improper cell phone use, texting, and the use of in-cab technology

Properly Drive Vehicle

Properly drive your vehicle by using visual attention, manual control, and cognitive awareness