Driver Training: Speed Management

Driving too fast for conditions is defined as traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for safe driving. Examples of conditions where drivers may find themselves driving too fast include: wet roadways (rain, snow, or ice), reduced visibility (fog), uneven roads, construction zones, curves, intersections, gravel roads, and heavy traffic. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) reported that 23 percent of large-truck crashes occurred when commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers were traveling too fast for conditions.

Your Driver Will Learn in This Unit:

Your driver will learn:

What Will Happen In This Unit

Most of the learning in this unit will take place in the online classroom. There will be a brief lab session demonstrating the effects of speed upon stopping distance and vehicle maneuverability.

Speed Management 1

Driving too fast is a major cause of fatal crashes. You must adjust your speed depending on driving conditions. These include traction, curves, visibility, traffic and hills.

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Speed Management 2

Half of truck driver deaths are caused by rollovers. Cargo piled high increases the center of gravity. Fully loaded trucks are 10 times more likely to roll over. To help prevent a rollover: keep cargo close to the ground and center the load. Rollovers happen when you turn too fast. Drive slow: around corners and on on- and off-ramps. Avoid quick lane changes.

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