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Summer Driving Carries False Sense of Security

Summer doesn’t officially begin until the solstice in late June, but let’s face it: Memorial Day is when it all begins. Barbecues, cruising under the stars on warm nights…Read More »

ATA’s Share the Road Program Makes Memorial Day Safety Appeal

ARLINGTON, Va. – Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program are urging Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving…Read More »

The Danger In Front Of You: Bigger Vehicles Create Deadly Blindspot For Kids

SACRAMENTO — This is a story every parent needs to read and watch. There is a growing concern about blind zones and your vehicles. We usually think about the blind…Read More »

3 Tips to Help Decide if Mom is Still a Safe Driver

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Many Americans…Read More »

Speed Limiter Technology Could Reduce the Number of Commercial Vehicle Accident Victims

Recent debate surrounding the idea of speed limiters has many commercial trucking companies up in arms. The National Highway Travel Safety Administration…Read More »

OUR VIEW: Use Caution When Backing

The death of an 8-year-old boy who was hit by a truck backing out of a parking spot in the Target parking lot of Sangertown Square sent a painful shiver through the…Read More »

Pedestrian, Bicyclist, Driver Safety Tips

Question: On most days I observe college students who are wearing dark jackets and hats, listening to “tunes” while walking, or walking in the same direction as…Read More »

Warm Weather Prompts Cyclist-Driver Safety Reminders

MONROE COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana State Police say the crash that killed 11-year-old Kaitlyn Wells over the weekend appears to be a “freak accident.”…Read More »

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Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics President, to Speak on Coaching Techniques for Non-Safety Professionals at the at the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference

Newark, Delaware – Driving Dynamics President Art Liggio will present at the 2016 Fleet Safety Conference held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. His session, E-Z Coaching Techniques for Non-Safety Professionals, is scheduled for Wednesday July 20 at 11:30am. In this session, Liggio, a risk and insurance management executive with broad … Read More »

Driving Dynamics Launches New Mobile-Friendly Registration Portal For Its Behind-the-Wheel Driver Safety Training Courses

Driving Dynamics customers can now have their drivers enroll in a behind-the-wheel driver safety course and self-manage their training schedule from www.mydrivingdynamics.com. Newark, Delaware – Driving Dynamics Inc. announced the launch of a new mobile-friendly website dedicated to facilitating registrations for all of its behind-the-wheel (BTW) driver safety training programs comprising multi-employer/open enrollment, dedicated and … Read More »

Classes Now Being Scheduled for Driving Dynamics’ New Light-Truck & Trailer Safety Training Course

Drivers operating vehicles as part of a job task are governed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) when any one of the following conditions is met: Weight of vehicle or a combination of vehicle and trailer exceeds 10,001 pounds; Vehicle has nine seats or seatbelts; Hazardous material is being hauled. This course balances classroom learning, … Read More »

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A Common Occurrence – The Rear-end Collision:

Q. Thank you for sending out the Driver Advantage newsletter each month. I use it as part of my safety talks with our sales team and the equipment technicians who are on the road serving our clients.

Recently we have had a number of our drivers being rear-ended while sitting at a stop light. Could you provide some information I could share with our team to reduce this type of collision?

Thank you,

J.M.
Health & Safety Specialist

A Recent Tragic Event – My Personal Reflection

Q. Why Do Crashes Happen?

May I take just a moment of your time today and share with you a recent event that took place in my personal life? My wife and I were traveling from Alabama to Northern Illinois on Sunday, April 2 when we experienced a heavy traffic delay on Interstate 57 in Southern Illinois.

Please see the following for details:
ORIGINAL: 4:15 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017
FRANKLIN CO. – The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency has closed I-57 southbound between Exit 71 and 65 due to a crash involving a passenger car and semi.

The crash occurred around 3:00 p.m. today. Traffic is currently backed up between Benton and West Frankfort. A press release from the Illinois State police says traffic is being re-routed to Illinois Route 37 at Benton.

UPDATED: 5:00 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017
FRANKLIN CO. – ISP confirmed the crash was a head-on collision, resulting in at least one fatality.

UPDATED: 6:30 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017
FRANKLIN COUNTY – Illinois State Police released the names of the drivers involved in the crash on I-57 at milepost 67. Investigators identified the drivers as 29-year-old Franklin Raymond Reid of Emory, Texas and 24-year-old Lauren M. Reeves of Cabot, Arkansas. 

Investigators say the 2015 Volvo Truck Tractor Reid was driving crossed the center median and struck the 2015 Toyota Camry Reeves was driving. Reeves died as a result of the impact of the crash, investigators say.

Traffic was diverted to Illinois Route 37 for several hours as emergency crews worked to clear the scene.

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Seasonal Driving Safety Tips

Bus Stop/School Zone Driving Safety Tips At a glance: Twice a day during the school year, sidewalks fill with kids who walk or bicycle to school, or ride the bus. Follow these tips to keep them safe — especially between 3 and 4 p.m., when the most severe school-age pedestrian injuries happen. Look both ways … Read More »

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