Last year, more than 40,000 people died on U.S. roadways due to vehicle crashes. Sadly, that’s over 100 lost loved ones each day. The National Safety Council trains more than a million drivers each year with its defensive driving programs, which support our organization’s mission of eliminating preventabledeaths. The Council annually recognizes the top Training Centers for most drivers trained.
The National Safety Council awarded the City of Houston Human Resources Safety Division with the 2018 Defensive Driving Course Training Center of the Year Award. The award recognizes leadership and contributions toward advancing the mission to eliminate preventable deaths. In 2018, HR Safety instructors taught 137 DDC sessions, thereby educating 4,012 employees in safer driving habits.
“The Human Resource Department’s Defensive Driving Course (DDC) program is successful due to 13 committed and professional instructors,” said Bobby Hawkins. “These instructors are committed to ensuring that the City of Houston’s employee who drive for city business are in compliance with Administrative Policy 2-2, which states that all employees are to be trained every three years on Defensive Driving. This training helps city employees operate vehicles for city business in a safe manner, thus reducing the likelihood of vehicle incidents.”
Instructors include Bobby Hawkins, Lester Woodfork, Grace Kilgore, Reno Wilkins, Everett Hays, Jenette Jackson, Yolandia Peters, Arnita Pitts, William Poskey, Glenn Davis, Zachary Thomas and Felicia Olive.