Driving a car is not a routine task and hence paying the necessary attention is crucial in traffic. As a driver, you process, largely without being aware of it, huge amounts of information while you are driving. So how much of your attention is left for other tasks? What effect do multitasking and tiredness have on the way you drive? Are you sufficiently aware of the dangers associated with them? And how can you avoid these risks? This workshop enables you to understand that a great deal of concentration is required to be able to drive a car safely. The slightest lapse in attention can result in a serious accident.

Sending text messages, making calls or using apps on a mobile phone remain a scourge for drivers behind the wheel. Despite campaigns discouraging these habits and stiff fines of 116 EURO imposed for each offence, almost 40% of drivers admit to holding their mobile phone while driving if a text message or telephone call comes in. Distraction is the cause of 5 to 25% of all car accidents and actually over 70% of all truck accidents. And the role of tiredness in drivers behind the wheel in causing road accidents should not be underestimated: 10% to 15% of accidents are caused by driver fatigue. On motorways, that percentage rises to 20 or even 30%. Driving when tired is just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drink.

 What are the results of this workshop?

  • You are made aware of the hazardous effects of distractions, such as using smartphones and satnavs while driving a vehicle.
  • You learn to take a break using clever strategies for dealing efficiently with the time you have available, so that your safety on the road is not compromised.
  • You learn to recognise the signs of tiredness in yourself and know how to respond to them.

Contact us for more information by e-mailing consulting@vias.be or call 02/244.15.11.


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