DRIVER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
The Youth Association for Social Awareness (YASA) a Non Governmental organization is working in Lebanon and the Middle East on Injury Prevention. Among its wide programs to reduce injuries is the Driver Improvement Program.
The Driver Improvement Program (DIP) is a workshop given by YASA to professional drivers aiming to improve their driving skills. It helps educate the participants on defensive driving, mechanical maintenance, mechanism of trauma and many more all to insure safe driving.
Another major advantage of the program is that it helps companies not only reduce the number of accidents and traffic violations, but also it edjucates the drivers how to create friends to their company and not enemies on the road through their ethical driving, hence reduce the physical and financial losses.
The DIP workshop is theoretical and takes around 4 hours or 8 hours.
The maximum number of participants in one workshop is 30 participants. This is to facilitate an interactive training and help deliver the message in a timely and effective way.
Visual material such as flipcharts and magnetic board are used in the training to allow participants to visualize the scenarios in discussion.
By the end of the training the participants will receive the Driver Guide,Driver Education Questions and Answers Guide, YASA's news papers for Public Safety , brochures, and a certificate for completing the DIP and commitment towards better driving skills.
Major DIP objectives:
Trainees at the end of the course are committed to improve the following:
1- Obeying all traffic rules and regulations and Influence other drivers to respect them
2- Identify driving hazards
3- Understand defensive driving techniques
4- Prevent Road traffic related crashes and injuries that could be faced on roads
5- Prevent Road traffic related injuries, especially those related to vulnerable road users ( pedestrian…)
Major DIP topics:
1- Vehicle operation ( explaining all the vehicle’s units and functionality).
2- How to keep vehicles in good operation conditions.
3- Vehicle maintenance ( tire treads, oil change, lighting, brakes…)
4- Pre-drive Inspection ( Tires and mirrors properly adjusted)
5- Keep cool and avoid disturbance caused by others.
6- Driving in nights or in other dangerous conditions such as bad weather, poor light or road work).
8- Eyes Movement
9- Being always alert and be prepared
10- Safe driving policies and regulations to reduce driving risks
11- Avoid distracted driving
12- Avoid human errors
13- Defensive driving behavior and techniques
14- Know how to safely skip during unsecure situations
15- Parking safely
16- Driving at intersections
Driver Guide Book
Driver Education Questions and Answers Guide