Speeding and Reckless Driving Counseling

Purpose of Counseling

Event-Oriented: Counseling for speeding/reckless driving

AR 385-10, Army Safety Program

Key Points of Discussion

I am counseling you on driver safety and responsibility.

The reason for this counseling is that you were observed speeding and driving recklessly.

Aside from the fact that speeding and aggressive driving are against both post and civilian regulations, speeding and reckless driving are dangerous. Traffic accidents are the number one cause of death and injury among military personnel. The cause of most traffic accidents is speeding and reckless driving. Driving is the most dangerous thing we do every day and there is always a risk when we get behind the wheel.

Driving is a privilege not a right. Reckless driving or speeding could result in losing your drivers license. More than one of us have had to take the bus after losing our licenses. Don't let it happen to you. Losing your license will not excuse you from your duties and your life will immediately become much more complicated.

Driving is not only a privilege but also a responsibility. The 2,000 pounds of metal you drive is dangerous to both you, other drivers, and pedestrians. It is your responsibility to ensure you drive safely and follow the rules of the road.

Driving recklessly threatens readiness. Although I am concerned about your safety, we are also responsible for the mission. If we lose you to injury or death, we are down one man and not fully manned. Readiness will suffer due to your lack of professionalism.

Lastly, driving recklessly and aggressive driving does not make us popular off-base. We are all ambassadors of the Army. Act responsibly when off-base and maintain the trust the local community has extended to us.

SUMMARY: If you do not respond to this counseling and drive more responsibly and are seen speeding again, more serious administrative action will be taken against you. At a minimum you will be enrolled in remedial drivers training in accordance with AR 385-10, Paragraph 11-7b.

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