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UPS Road Code Fact Sheet

Abstract:

UPS Road CodeSM is a UPS-sponsored teen safe driving program being offered in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, thanks to a three-year $2 million grant from The UPS Foundation. In 2011, the Road Code™ program taught nearly 2,000 young people in four countries (the U.S., Canada, Germany, and England). In 2012, we plan to bring the program to our Asia pacific region, beginning with the city of Shanghai in China.

UPS employees volunteer to teach this innovative program, which employs multimedia technology derived from UPS’s own driver training courses. The four session program utilizes the following curriculum:

Week One: 

Adapted from the five viewing habits UPS drivers use each day, teens will hear from a UPS Circle of Honor driver, who is one of the nearly 4,800 active UPS drivers with 25 or more accident-free years.

Week Two:

Covers risky driving behaviors and the consequences of those behaviors – such as talking, texting or using cell phones while driving.

Week Three:  

Focuses on the "10-Point Commentary," which are 10 safe driving tips and tools used by UPS drivers. This course also features a laptop-based hazard-identification test used by UPS to train new drivers.

Week Four: 

Teens practice what they've learned behind the wheel of a computerized driving simulator. Three computer screens serve as a "windshield," and teens use a steering wheel and gas and brake pedals to navigate a virtual roadway. The simulators provide scores based on safe driving, providing a friendly competition aspect to UPS Road Code.

More information on UPS Road Code can be found at ups.com/roadcode.

The UPS Road Code program is supported by the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).

For more information, contact:

404-828-7123

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