STAND-TO! Edition: Thursday March 28, 2013


Today's Focus:

Roadrageous

What is it?

Roadrageous is an eight-hour classroom course addressing the root causes of aggressive driving. Produced by the American Institute for Public Safety, the training combines instruction, skits, games, videos, student-instructor interaction and student-student interaction to help drivers acknowledge their negative driving habits and attitudes. The goal is to give students a toolkit to change their behavior and decision-making processes behind the wheel.

What has the Army done?

The Army selected Roadrageous training as a part of its current Army Traffic Safety Training Program. The purpose is to provide driver improvement and remedial training for military or civilian personnel convicted of a moving traffic violation or determined to be at fault for a traffic mishap while operating a government motor vehicle.

What does Army have planned for the future?

The director of Army Safety encourages Army organizations to implement Roadrageous training as part of their accident prevention efforts. Roadrageous is provided to Army organizations through Cape Fox Government Services. Units seeking to obtain the training should contact their garrison safety office.

Why is this important to the Army?

Independent studies have shown Roadrageous training to be effective in reducing collisions by 64 to 74 percent. Preventing motor vehicle accidents preserves valuable resources while protecting Soldiers and civilians from injury or death.

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