Master Driver: Rear End Collisions - Online Training Course

Interactive Training
30 minutes
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Course Description

Master Driver: Rear End Collisions - Online Training Course



Rear end collisions are by far the most common type of traffic accident. They account for more than 18 percent of all truck crashes, which adds up to more than 72,000 trucks involved in rear-end crashes each year.

Most rear-end collisions are caused by driver error, which means they could have been avoided. The consequences of being in a rear end collision can be severe, ranging from a fine to losing your CDL, to causing an injury, to causing a loss of life, depending on the severity of the situation.

  • The J. J. Keller's Master Driver: Rear End Collisions eLearning course covers the following topic:
    • Major Causes of Rear End Collisions
      • Inattentive Driving
      • Pattern Driving
      • Complacency
      • Speeding
      • Tailgating
      • Adverse Weather Conditions
      • High-Risk Locations
    • How to Avoid a Rear End Collision
      • Trip Planning
      • Avoid Distractions
      • Be Aware of Your Surroundings
      • Avoid Fatigue
      • Manage Your Speed & Space
      • Adjust Appropriately for Weather Conditions
      • Drive Defensively
  • After completing this course, learners will be able to:
    • Identify potential causes of rear-end collisions
    • Recognize high-risk locations where most rear-end collisions occur
    • Demonstrate safe driving techniques to help you prevent crashes and respond appropriately to dangerous situations
  • Intended Audience: CMV Drivers
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2010 (Rev. 2017)


System Req.

To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Windows XP operating system, or later
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Speakers or headphones, soundcard or onboard audio source
  • Video card and monitor capable of a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or newer for PC / Firefox 19 or newer for PC / Google Chrome 25 or newer for PC. If using a Mac desktop or laptop, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox typically work, however it is advised you install the latest version of those browsers as well as the latest version of Flash.
    • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Flash Player 10, however, the latest version is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
    • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
  • Minimum bandwidth availability of 1.5 Mbps. 3.0 Mbps or higher recommended.
  • This course is NOT tablet compatible and will not work with devices such as iPads, Android tablets and smart phones.


This course is designed to help drivers understand where and why most to rear-end collisions occur, and how to avoid them when possible.
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