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