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Safety Information for Business Owners


As a business owner, you have the power to make each trip in one of your affiliated vehicles as safe as possible. This page provides recommended safety practices as well as Vision Zero and safety driver handouts.

Vision Zero Safety Information

The following items are Vision Zero materials developed by TLC and DOT. As a business owner, you can post them in your office or garage and share with your drivers during meetings.

Safety Best Practices
: TLC staff conducted research on best practices related to improving driver safety. Here are some safety measures that you could consider implementing in your business.

Ten Tips for Safe Drivers: Every driver can be a safe driver by following these ten simple tips.

Tips for Sharing the Street: Every New Yorker has a role in making our streets safe. Here are some useful tips for sharing NYC streets safely with bicyclists and pedestrians.

Most Common Driver Violations: By avoiding the top 10 TLC violations, drivers can protect their licenses, as well as protecting pedestrians and the others with whom they share the roads. 

Drive Like Your Family Lives Here”: This 15-minute film shares the perspectives of families of victims of traffic collisions.

Speeding, Turning, and Visibility Messages for Drivers: Pedestrians are crossing the street at all times of the day and are not always easily visible to drivers. These messages can be sent to drivers to remind them of the effect that speeding, turning, and visibility have on safety. 

Vision Zero Base Report: The Vision Zero Base Report includes safety records and vehicle information for each Base. The report covers the period from July-December 2015. 

New York City’s Vision Zero Homepage: Stay current on Vision Zero news, programs, and tips.

 

Additional Safety Information

These additional resources published by external groups and businesses promote safe driving. They serve as additional resources that you can share with drivers affiliated to your base.

Tips for Sharing the Road: These tips for sharing the road with young children, before and after school, are a very important reminder of everyone’s role in keeping children safe. 

Drowsy Driving: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, provides helpful materials and resources to prevent drowsy driving.

Distracted Driving: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, provides helpful materials and resources to prevent distracted driving.

New York State Traffic Safety Materials: This page provides materials developed by New York State on topics including fatigue, speeding, and sharing the road safely. 

Advancing Road Safety Best Practices for Companies and Their Fleets”: This report offers road safety best practices from Together for Safe Roads, a coalition of private companies with fleets.

Work-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes: Preventing Injuries to Young Drivers”: Helpful tips for fleet managers regarding young drivers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

 

Defensive Driving Courses for Drivers

Classroom Courses Approved by the New York State DMV

Online Courses Approved by the New York State DMV

National Safety Council: Defensive Driving Safety Training

 

Vehicle Safety Technology

In-vehicle technology, such as cameras and driver alert systems are tools that may help TLC licensees drive more safely.

Approved Participants for Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot: The Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot is currently allowing participants to test these technologies in TLC-licensed vehicles. Bases and drivers that are interested in working with a participant can use this list to find approved participants.

Learn more about the Vehicle Safety Technology Pilot.