As a corporate driver you must make safety a priority. Every day, new professional drivers hit the road and join thousands of both experienced and non-experienced drivers. In order to be successful, you must understand driving safety and practice it as well. That means more than just learning safe driving techniques.
Professional drivers such as yourself are expected to drive safely and predictably. The drivers you share the road with are not as predictable. It is vital to understand that you share the road with poor drivers who may display ignorance while on the road. When performing your job take care and beware of inexperienced drivers. They may not know how far it takes you to stop, how fast you can accelerate, or how much space you need to turn. Don’t become angry because this distracts your attention.
Even the most professional of drivers may find themselves distracted at any given moment. Looking at your phone recalling incomplete paperwork, changing the radio station, looking at passersby, or finishing your lunch. However, what is happening outside your vehicle is where your main attention should always be. A good driver is always fully aware of his surroundings and keeps his focus on the road. You must stay attentive. Never let anyone or anything distract you.
If you feel that you are not fully informed on the latest driving safety techniques make it a priority to discuss safety with a supervisor or other driving professionals. Listen and think about their comments. Learn as much as you can. Many companies require a driving safety class to be taken, make sure you have met all the requirements. If your position does not require a driving safety class perhaps you should look into one regardless. It never hurts to be instructed on safety. In fact it can practically be guaranteed that it will benefit you substantially.