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Alabama Traffic Safety Center

Skills  Exercises


The standard format of the Driving Skills Rodeo consists of eight (8) mutually exclusive events measuring the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle in a safe and efficient manner. Drivers are presented an overview and walk through of the skill exercises. Scoring details of each event are delivered during the walk through.

In the planning stages of the Rodeo, Alabama Traffic Safety Center staff meets with the Rodeo sponsor to discuss the needs of the corporate drivers. This assessment results in determining the skills that will comprise the Rodeo.

Traditionally, the skill exercises included in the Rodeo measure a driver’s ability to; judge distance to the front, back and sides of the vehicle. The exercises also assess the driver’s ability to maneuver the vehicle, drive within a confined area, back safely and identify a series of vehicle defects.