Preventing Officer-involved Collisions
Ontario Provincial Police
While driving may be considered routine among police officers, it is actually one of the riskiest tasks they undertake on a daily basis. In fact, recent statistics indicate the collision rate of police officers is four times higher than among civilians. More officers die in vehicle collisions than all other workplace-related incidents combined.
Preventing Officer-involved Collisions is designed to engage frontline officers in a new level of awareness. Focusing on risk management techniques, human factors, managing distractions, and improving self-awareness, this course will help officers improve their ability to make good decisions while driving.
When you have completed this course you will be able to:
- Explain when an individual is at the greatest risk while driving
- Explain common misconceptions about officer-involved collisions
- Explain why many drivers underestimate the risk associated with driving
- Explain how human factors influence decision-making
- Explain how to improve one’s control of specific factors
- Explain why many drivers inherently change their circumstances to match the amount of risk they prefer
- Recall the factors that influence an individual’s risk
- Explain why distraction has such a negative effect on driving
- Explain how to improve one’s ability to identify hazards
- Make better decisions while driving