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Southern Ute Community Action Programs (SUCAP)
Section 4 – Safe Driving
- It is important to carry passengers on schedule, but more important is carrying them safely. Under the law, we owe our passengers the highest degree of care. In case of inclement weather, bad streets or traffic conditions, SAFETY MUST NOT BE SACRIFICED FOR SCHEDULE. You must drive at a speed that is safe, considering driving conditions.
- Maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead of your vehicle so that you can make a safe stop without collision, no matter what kind of a stop the driver ahead makes. REMEMBER, BE PREPARED TO STOP TEN FEET BACK OF VEHICLE AHEAD.
- Driving faster than road and traffic conditions permit and following too closely have caused more accidents than any two other unsafe driving factors.
- As a professional driver, you must practice defensive driving and compensate for the lack of skills exhibited by other non-professionals.