Emergency Situations While Driving

  • 5 topics | 25m 59s
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Do you sometimes worry that you won't be able to handle emergencies that might happen while you're driving? Worrying isn't helpful; instead prepare for potential driving emergencies by learning how to respond appropriately and safely to them. Successfully handling emergencies requires knowledge of how to prevent them when possible and how to handle them when they do happen. Understanding the typical types of collisions can help you avoid them, knowing how to handle a skid can help you successfully steer out of one, and knowing how to adjust your driving to hazardous weather conditions can help you prevent or avoid weather-related emergencies. It is also important that you know how to safely handle a breakdown. Finally, you should know how to handle an accident in case you're involved in an accident. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the four types of collisions you could have while driving
  • recognize how to recover from a skid while driving
  • recognize appropriate precautions to take when driving in hazardous weather
  • identify the guidelines to follow when the vehicle you're driving breaks down
  • identify the guidelines to follow when you're involved in an accident


  • Collisions
  • Skids
  • Hazardous Weather
  • Breakdowns
  • Accident Reports and Investigations