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- Develop an increased awareness and understanding of the traffic safety issues in Alberta.
- Create a shared responsibility for traffic safety.
- Gain an understanding of the MISSION POSSIBLE @ Work Program; the content and delivery method, and how this program is part of the solution.
- Participants will understand the difference between aggressive, hazardous and road rage behaviours.
- They will become more aware of personal hazardous and aggressive driving behaviours, associated dangers and possible sources.
- They will be encouraged to adopt strategies to prevent aggressive driving behaviour in themselves and offer ways to cope with these behaviours in others.
- Participants will understand how driving behaviours can escalate into road rage incidents and how to avoid becoming involved in these dangerous situations.
- Participants will learn how distractions while driving, interfere with the driving task and are incompatible with human information processing.
- They will understand the relationship between distracted driving and improper driving actions.
- Participants examine possible causes for the rising incidents of distracted driving, identify personal distracters and develop strategies to avoid distractions while driving.
- Participants learn about various types of impairment, physiological effects and implications for driving.
- They will understand how alcohol and other impairments reduce the ability to make good decisions.
- Participants will identify reasons why people drive impaired, how to identify high risk situations and develop a personal strategy to avoid taking this risk.
- Participants will recognize the signs of fatigue and its effect on driving.
- They will be aware of fatigue-related collision statistics.
- They will examine compounding factors and other risk factors associated with fatigue-related driving and crashes.
- Participants will understand the danger and consequences of driving fatigued, as well as ways to avoid driving while fatigued.
- Participants will identify occupant restraint systems and how they contribute to the safety of vehicle occupants.
- They will learn how occupant restraints operate and the dangers and consequences of improper or non-use.
- Participants will examine common reasons for non-use and misuse of occupant restraints.
- Participants will understand what speeding means and recognize the compounding effect of speed on driving ability and driver error.
- They will have increased awareness of the risks and consequences of speeding and how speed affects the severity of collisions.
- Participants will understand the motivation to speed, the effect of speeding on travelling time and be encouraged to make a personal commitment to change their behaviour.
Summer holiday driving
- Participants will be aware of collision statistics and the increased risk during the summer months.
- They will recognize risk factors associated with summer holiday driving and learn how to reduce the risk of becoming involved in a collision.
- Participants are encouraged to make a personal commitment to safe driving habits.
Vehicle-wildlife collision avoidance
- Participants will be able to recognize characteristics and behaviours of wildlife commonly seen on/near roadways.
- They will gain an understanding of what happens when a vehicle collides with wildlife and other secondary outcomes.
- Participants will increase their awareness of potential outcomes and learn how to prevent encounters with wildlife.
- They will recognize the challenges of night driving and the role of the vehicle in preventing collisions with wildlife.
- Finally, participants will learn how to minimize property and personal damage, and how to respond after a vehicle-wildlife collision.
- Participants will be made aware of winter collision statistics and recognize the hazards of winter driving, including environmental, road and vehicle conditions.
- They will have an increased awareness of winter driving skills, potential hazards, stopping distances and precautionary measures for winter driving.
- Participants will understand how skids happen and how to prevent them.
Winter holiday driving
- Participants will be made aware of winter holiday collision statistics.
- They will recognize the hazards associated with winter driving and the compounding factors of driving during the winter holiday season.