What Are the Topics Covered in Mission Possible @ Work?

Mission Possible @ Work is a customizable Fleet Safety program that employers can use to increase workplace safety. In this program, we cover these topics:

Introduction

  • 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.

Aggressive Driving

  • Understand the difference between aggressive, hazardous and road rage behaviours.
  • Become more aware of personal hazardous and aggressive driving behaviours, associated dangers, and possible sources.
  • Adopt strategies to prevent aggressive driving behaviour and learn ways to cope with these behaviours in others.
  • Understand how driving behaviours can escalate into road rage incidents and how to avoid becoming involved in these dangerous situations.

Distracted Driving

  • Learn how distractions while driving interfere with the driving task, as they are incompatible with our thought process.
  • Understand the relationship between distracted driving and improper driving actions.
  • Examine possible causes for the rising incidents of distracted driving; identify personal distractors, and develop strategies to avoid distractions while driving.

Driver Impairment

  • Learn about various types of impairment, physiological effects, and implications for driving.
  • Understand how alcohol and other impairments reduce the ability to make good decisions, especially while driving.
  • Identify reasons why people drive impaired, how to identify high risk situations, and develop a personal strategy to avoid taking this risk.

Fatigue

  • Recognize the signs of fatigue and its effect on driving.
  • Become aware of fatigue-related collision statistics.
  • Examine compounding factors and other risk factors associated with fatigue-related driving and crashes.
  • Understand the danger and consequences of driving fatigued, as well as ways to avoid driving while fatigued.

Occupant Restraints

  • Identify occupant restraint systems and how they contribute to the safety of vehicle occupants.
  • Learn how occupant restraints operate and the dangers and consequences of improper or non-use.
  • Examine common reasons for non-use and misuse of occupant restraints.

Speed

  • Understand what speeding means and recognize the compounding effect of speed on driving ability and driver error.
  • Increase your awareness of the risks and consequences of speeding and how speed affects the severity of collisions.
  • Understand the motivation to speed, the effect of speeding on travelling time, and be encouraged to make a personal commitment to change your behaviour.

Summer Holiday Driving

  • Become aware of collision statistics and the increased risk during the summer months.
  • Recognize risk factors associated with summer holiday driving and learn how to reduce the risk of becoming involved in a collision.
  • Consider making a personal commitment to safe driving habits.

Vehicle-Wildlife Collision Avoidance

  • Recognize the characteristics and behaviours of wildlife commonly seen on or near roadways.
  • Understand what happens when a vehicle collides with wildlife.
  • Increase awareness of potential outcomes and learn how to prevent encounters with wildlife.
  • Recognize the challenges of night driving and the role of the vehicle in preventing collisions with wildlife.
  • Learn how to minimize property and personal damage, and how to respond after a vehicle-wildlife collision.

Winter Driving

  • Become aware of winter collision statistics and recognize the hazards of winter driving, including environmental, road and vehicle conditions.
  • Increase awareness of winter driving skills, potential hazards, stopping distances, and precautionary measures for winter driving.
  • Understand how skids happen and how to prevent them.

Winter Holiday Driving

  • Become aware of winter holiday collision statistics.
  • Recognize the hazards associated with winter driving and the compounding factors of driving during the winter holiday season.