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Motorcycle Safety Tips

There’s no denying that riding a motorcycle is fun. No matter your bike preference or destination, most riders can agree that the excitement is in the journey…Read More »

There Is a Science Behind Chirps and Chimes in Vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich. — Whether it’s the pleasant greeting when you slide into the driver’s seat or a loud, annoying beep that warns you of an imminent crash, there’s…Read More »

Consumer Reports: Millions Still Not Buckling up Despite the Risk

Millions of drivers and passengers still don’t wear seat belts, despite it being the law in many U.S. states. In North Carolina, every personin a car – whether they are in the…Read More »

National Child Passenger Safety Week begins Sunday

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol are teaming up in an annual effort to encourage parents and caregivers…Read More »

Studies Say Close to 75% of Carseats Are Installed Incorrectly

Children are the most precious cargo, but there are still many people who are putting their kids in danger by not strapping them in correctly…Read More »

Top Safety Official Doesn’t Trust Automakers to Teach Ethics to Self-Driving Cars

Rapid progress on autonomous driving has led to concerns that future vehicles will have to make ethical choices, for example whether to swerve to avoid a crash…Read More »

Third Graders Learn Seat Belt Safety

ELIZABETHTON — Third-graders from Hunter, Valley Forge and West Side elementary schools were excited Tuesday by a visit from Ollie the Otter, the Tennessee Highway…Read More »

Tesla’s Musk Says New Autopilot Likely Would Have Prevented Death

Tesla Motors Co Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Sunday the automaker was updating its semi-autonomous driving system Autopilot with new limits on hands-off…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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Ergonomics… Behind the Wheel

Q. Our company is extremely safety conscious, and we do our best to be the industry leader in all aspects of business.

One area that I am very interested in is workplace ergonomics. We have successful practices in place within our office and manufacturing facilities; now we will begin to focus our efforts improving our driver safety program as it relates to ergonomics.

I would like to know if you have some basic information that we could use to kick start our behind-the-wheel ergonomics program?

Thanks,
Mark F.
Safety Director

Tread Depth – Measuring with a Penny

Tread Depth – Measuring with a Penny

Q. First of all, thank you sharing The Driver Advantage newsletter with us each month. I really enjoy the video safety tips each month and look forward to the Ask the Experts section as well.

My question is about tires. In the past I have always used a penny to determine the tread depth on my car tires. My father taught me this method a long time ago and it has stuck with me. The rule he always had me remember was, if you can see Lincoln’s head, with the Penny upside down and between the tread, it’s time to buy tires.

I have co-workers now telling me that this is wrong…I would like another opinion.

Thanks,
Steve S.
Sales

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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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