When driving your company vehicle, you need to be aware of your driving habits. You should drive defensively and avoid distractions.
Avoiding distractions while driving would be best because it is essential for a safe and efficient trip. Multitasking, such as texting, social media posting, and video chatting while driving, can distract you from the road and other drivers. If you must multitask, pull over safely to the side of the road and put the device away. Likewise, you should avoid eating and grooming while driving. These activities take your attention away from the road and may result in accidents.
Distractions like billboards and advertisements are meant to catch your attention, but the longer you spend staring at them, the more time you reduce your awareness. Distractions like these are hazardous when you're driving a company vehicle.
Other driving distractions include roadside activities, such as looking for a street sign or address. You should also avoid reaching for items while driving since this will take your eyes off the road and cause you to take your hands off the steering wheel. This is especially dangerous when you're tired and may not have the concentration or reaction time needed to avoid accidents.
Keeping your peripheral vision open
Keeping your peripheral vision open when driving a company vehicle is crucial for your safety. It allows you to see far ahead without being distracted by other drivers. If you are texting or watching a video while driving, you may reduce your ability to see the road and other hazards. If you can keep your peripheral vision open, you can avoid accidents and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
Peripheral vision complements your central vision, making it essential to be aware of obstacles that are out of your field of vision. Peripheral vision helps you make better driving decisions and notice hazards before your central vision can catch up. This can save lives and reduce injuries, so keep your peripheral vision open when driving company vehicles.
Respecting posted speed limits
Posted speed limits are laws that require drivers to obey them. The law also sets minimum and maximum speed limits. Speed limits are set according to various factors, including weather conditions, road conditions, and traffic. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to slow down or increase your speed to avoid being involved in a collision.
Speed limits are posted along the roads to ensure safety. Whether you drive a company vehicle or your own personal vehicle, you should know and follow posted speed limits. Drivers should check their speedometers periodically, especially when approaching an intersection. There are different speed limits in other states, so you must learn about the different ones. Adjusting your speed to different road conditions and weather is also essential.
Remember that your pest control service vehicle is a rolling billboard. Some companies spend a lot of money on making sure the company vehicle has graphics that promote the business, which include a phone number, e-mail, or even a website. Remember this the next time you feel disrespected on the road when driving your company vehicle and you want to take out your frustration. Your office may get a call of the action you took which may lead to losing your job. Also your actions may cause an unnecessary accident or media attention.