Why Warnings Are Important Too

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Our free Luma Learning Lessons include objectives, estimated time, materials and instructional procedures for classroom and online teaching. You can use parts of each lesson for a blended experience, meaning part online and part f2f. We include these pillars from our learning research to illustrate where they are infused in our lessons.

12/06 Luma Learning Lesson #15: Why Warnings Are Important Too

Objectives

  • Articulate why warnings are devastating to drivers and carriers.
  • Determine how CSA points are calculated.

Estimated Time

30 minutes

Materials

Instructional Procedures for F2F
1. EfficiencyArrange the room in pods or groups. Make sure each pod or group has a laptop or iPad or phone that connects to the Internet.
2. AuthenticityBring up the CSA Website. Discuss that CSA uses a Safety Measurement System (SMS) to rank carriers against each other to determine which carriers are prioritized for enforcement intervention. SMS violation data comes from roadside inspection results and crash investigations and is organized into seven BASICs. BASIC categories should be familiar to you as an experienced driver. SMS data is used to compile a carrier’s CSA scores within each BASIC.
3. EfficiencyPass out the BASIC Worksheet.
4. EfficiencyGive each group a different BASIC to research. Each group has to research their assigned BASIC. They should write down 2 essential points to remember about that BASIC. They can use the laptop, iPad, or phone to conduct research on the CSA web site.
5. EfficiencyReview the worksheet with the class. Ask the class, who has ever gotten a warning ticket? Show of hands. What does a warning ticket mean as it relates to the CSA score? Explain that Under CSA, warnings are considered the same as a citation or ticket. ALL safety-related roadside inspection results are included in the SMS, regardless of whether an officer issued a citation (ticket) OR a WARNING, when the warning is reflected on the roadside inspection report.
6. AuthenticityUsing the Safety Measurement System (SMS) Methodology PDF and Luma’s eNugget® on Why Warnings Issued are Important Too or equivalent online content walk through how points are calculated. You may want to use actual data from your organization as an example.
7. EngagementOptional: Employ a reward system for drivers. Provide rewards for drivers who exemplify safe driving and do not get a ticket or a warning ticket.

Instructional Procedures for Online
1.   AuthenticityEngagementIn the discussion board post this question:

What is the difference between a warning ticket and an actual ticket?
2. EfficiencyShare Luma’s eNugget® on Why Warnings Issued are Important Too with assessments to see how well they understand how warning points are calculated.
3. EngagementOptional: Employ a reward system for drivers. Provide rewards for drivers who exemplify safe driving and do not get a ticket or a warning ticket.