The Houston Lighting and Power corportion's comprehensive, and highly successful driver-training program is described. The program has reduced the company's yearly potential accident cost from $18 million to $850, 000. The keys to the success of the program are cited: the commitment to safety as a profession, the company's provision of resources, and the participation of the company's top management. Two parallel programs were developed to address the needs of HL&P's employees. Trainers analyzed all collisions involving HL&P drivers from 1930 until 1981, and applied data to a tailor-made training program. One of the programs was based on the standard Natioal Safety Council Defensive Driving-8 Course, and another on the Department of Transportation's Commercial Driver's License test requirements. The trainers also designed several driving ranges: one for wet or dry paved road, one for dirt and gravel road. Other details of the course are also described.

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    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • SMITH, M A
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

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  • Pagination: p. 14-17
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 627
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM