All costs related to set-up and operation of UCSB’s Defensive Driver Training program have been paid for out of Be Smart About Safety (BSAS) funds. These costs include the “train-the-trainer” certification course for EH&S staff instructors, purchase of all associated training materials (DVD library, posters, instructor guides, participant handbooks), training vehicle rentals and salaries for EH&S/Industrial Safety staff instructors. This funding has also paid for the certification training for our “partner” campus department instructor staff. These departments include Housing & Residential Services, Transportation & Parking Services, the Recreation Center, and Workers’ Compensation.
Participants and their departments receive multiple benefits with minimal time investments. These include:
- Increased safety for faculty, staff and student vehicle operators and passengers
- Increased driving skill & vehicle operator confidence levels
- Decreased vehicle repair costs and vehicle “down” time
For more information or to request training, please email the Industrial Safety Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.