Staff Driving Alone


June 16, 2014


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Senior Manager
Date: February 24, 2020

Program Manager

Programs Manager
Date: February 24, 2020

Volunteers, Staff, Supervisors and Managers:

  • When an employee is driving alone, cell phone usage is prohibited unless the vehicle is stopped and in a safe spot or has Blue Tooth for hands free operation.
  • Ensure cell phone is charged, in working order and accessible in an emergency ie: if cell phone is on the seat of car and you have an accident, the phone will slide out of reach,
    you may not be able to retrieve it to call for help.
  • Plan your route and take a map and/or GPS (know how it functions and set it prior to leaving). Pay attention to where you are and landmarks. This will help if you get lost and need to ask for directions.
  • Ensure you have a full tank of gas and windshield washer fluid when travelling a further distance than usual.
  • Notify other people of your intended journey, make note of it on the office schedule and provide your expected time of arrival as well as a cell phone number. Take a break every 2 hours if travelling far and tell someone where you presently are, preferably your supervisor or administrative support. Call again upon arrival.
  • Lock your vehicle doors when you get in and consider keeping windows up if driving at night.
  • Stop for NO ONE! If you feel that someone legitimately needs help pull over once you are in a safe spot and call 911.
  • If you feel that you are being followed, keep driving until you reach a place that is populated and well lit. Call 911.
  • Always have your keys ready when you return to your vehicle. At night, park in a well lit area.
  • Pack a first aid kit and road side assistance kit and any other items to ensure you are prepared for a break down.
  • Have your vehicle serviced regularly and ensure that your tires are safe and appropriate for the season.
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