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Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

January 20, 2010

This week's tip of the week, culled from the Idaho Driver's Manual, offers some advice for backing a vehicle. You may want to pass this along to your fleet drivers as a friendly reminder. 

  • Check behind the vehicle before you get in. Children or small objects are hard to see from the driver's seat. 
  • Put your right arm on the back of the seat and look over your shoulder directly through the rear window. Don't rely on your mirrors. 
  • Back slowly. Your vehicle is more difficult to control while backing. Continue looking back until you come to a complete stop. 
  • Whenever possible, avoid backing in traffic. If you have passed your exit on an interstate, never back or try to turn around. Go on to the next exit.
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