Effective perception of transport environment


Know the local transport topography, including roads, traffic hotspots, and alternative routes to reach a destination. Use knowledge to transport the vehicle to its destination in the most time and fuel efficient manner, and minimising safety risks.

Alternative labels

effective awareness of transport environment
perception of local transport topography
capacity to be manoeuvrable in transport environment
effective understanding of transport environment
efficient perception of transport environment
perception of transport environment
knowledge of local transport topography

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Effective perception of transport environment is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Bus driver: Bus drivers operate buses or coaches, take fares, and look after passengers.
Tram driver: Tram drivers operate trams, take fares, and look after passengers.
Trolley bus driver: Trolley bus drivers operate trolley buses or guided buses, take fares, and look after passengers.
Cargo vehicle driver: Cargo vehicle drivers operate vehicles such as trucks and vans. They may also take care of the loading and unloading of cargo.
Taxi driver: Taxi drivers operate a licensed private passenger transportation vehicle, looking after customers, taking fares and managing vehicle servicing.
Armoured car driver: Armoured car drivers drive the armoured car to transfer valuable items, such as money, to different locations. They never leave the car. They work in cooperation with the armoured car guards who deliver the valuables to their final recipients. Armoured car drivers ensure vehicle security at all times by following company policies.
Dangerous goods driver: Dangerous goods drivers transport fuel and bulk liquid, hazardous products and chemicals by road.
Private chauffeur: Private chauffeurs transport their employers to a particular destination safely and on time. They use navigation devices to reach the destination in the shortest time possible, advise on weather and traffic conditions and comply with legal driving regulations.

Optional knowledge

Effective perception of transport environment is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Hearse driver: Hearse drivers operate and maintain specialised vehicles to transport deceased persons from their homes, hospital or funeral home to their final resting place. They also assist the funeral attendants with their duties.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022