Traffic Accident Avoidance - Trailer Use

TAA511 - 8.00 Hours

Description

TAA Trailer PictureMotor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. This course demonstrates proper driving techniques required to avoid most potential collisions. Participants are introduced to common driving hazards faced during day-to-day operation of a vehicle while towing a trailer. This course is tailored for new and experienced employees who tow trailers. All participants will experience up to six hours of actual hands-on training in this medium-stress driving school.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Traffic Accident Avoidance Course #78023.

Price shown is for commissioned Texas peace officers or non-commissioned personnel employed by a Texas law enforcement agency. Additional fees will apply for out of state and others.

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or ilepse@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

TAA Trailer PictureMotor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. This course demonstrates proper driving techniques required to avoid most potential collisions. Participants are introduced to common driving hazards faced during day-to-day operation of a vehicle while towing a trailer. This course is tailored for new and experienced employees who tow trailers. All participants will experience up to six hours of actual hands-on training in this medium-stress driving school.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Traffic Accident Avoidance Course #78023.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be capable of operating a motor vehicle under moderately stressful conditions.
  • Bring a vehicle and a trailer in good working condition; preferably a vehicle commonly used to drive to and from work or during work. The vehicle and trailer must be in sound mechanical condition with no leaking fluids.
  • A current motor vehicle inspection sticker
  • Vehicle and trailer tires must have at least a 2/32 tread depth
  • No more than two students may share one vehicle during the class

This class is not intended for tractor-trailer combinations.

Topics

Kinetic energy / inertia +Methods of braking +Methods of trailer backing +Proficiency exercises +Proper driving attitude +Proper steering +Risk management concerns +Vehicle and trailer control +Vehicle and trailer dynamics +Vehicle and trailer inspection

Suggested Audience

  • Public works employees or employees who drive a company vehicle and tow a trailer

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433

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