PureSafety Grows Driver Safety Suite to Meet Needs of Fleet Owners, Operators

January 7, 2004

Tennessee-based PureSafety announced that the company has expanded its driver safety course library to help meet the comprehensive training & risk management needs of companies operating motor vehicle fleets of any kind.

The seven-course online library is designed to educate drivers on a variety of issues and situations that may arise while operating a motor vehicle, including:

— The Three Dimensions of Safe Driving – Knowing yourself, your vehicle and the conditions around you.

— Extreme Driving Conditions – How to handle extreme weather conditions on the road so that you can stay safe – rain, snow or shine. — Road Rage – How to avoid becoming the victim of road rage – or succumbing to it yourself.

— Safe Backing & Turning – A consistent defensive approach to backing and turning can reduce the likelihood of driver error.

— Towing Trailers – Understand exactly how towing a trailer affects the vehicle you are driving and what you can do as a driver to stay safe as you tow your load.

— Delivery Driver Safety – This course covers the basics of lifting and good body mechanics in order to reduce the risk of injury for delivery drivers.

— Fleet Safety – Designed for managers and developed with The St. Paul Companies, this course focuses on the importance of a fleet safety program and the vehicles that generally do not fall under DOT rules and regulations.

The courses are available for delivery through PureSafety’s Enterprise Learning Management System (LMS), on a pay-as-you-go basis by going to www.puresafetyppv.com, or they may be licensed for use on other third party systems.

“We are excited to bring a more comprehensive driver safety training offering to our customers,” said William Grana, president of PureSafety. “Statistics show that operating a motor vehicle is one of the most hazardous activities that we undertake everyday. With our expanded course offering, we hope to help our customers protect employees from injury or death, substantially reduce exposure to liability and vehicle damage, and increase overall employee productivity. We will continue to expand our driver safety library along a focused compliance and risk management theme to help minimize the risks associated with managing and operating a regulated and incidental fleet.”

Teaching managers and employees about the importance of staying safe behind the wheel can reportedly have a substantial impact on a company’s bottom line since motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of workplace fatalities in the United States today.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than six million police-reported traffic crashes in 2002, in which more than 38,000 people were killed and nearly 2,000,000 people were injured. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 5,000 people die each year in crashes involving large trucks and about 85 percent of them are not truck occupants.

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