The Sterile Cab Concept in Practice

PodcastLast updated Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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Distracted driving is a significant factor in vehicle accidents and emergency services organizations (ESOs) are not immune to these incidents. Historically, emergency vehicles have had a degree of distraction built in by design with two-way radio traffic, sirens, air horns and flashing lights. Blair Tyndall discusses the origin of the sterile cab concept and how it can potentially reduce distracted driving in emergency response.

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SOG Sample - Sterile Cab

Guidance to create a sterile cab for enhanced vehicle operational safety.

Technical Bulletin

Distracted Driving - Sterile Cab

Discusses concept of sterile cab


Distracted Driving

This online VFIS-U course on best practices to avoid distracted driving


Preventing Distracted Driving - A Comprehensive Resource

This page provides information about the prevention of distracted driving, laws and other related resources.

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