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‘Drugged Driving’ Surpasses Drunken Driving Among Drivers Killed in Crashes, Report Finds

(CNN) – Driving while on drugs was associated with more deaths in 2015 than driving with alcohol in one’s system, a new report found. Still, some safety experts…Read More »

GPS Tracking Makes it Easy to Comply with States’ Varying Traffic Safety Laws

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., PRNewswire-iReach/ – A recent data analysis conducted by Linxup, a Best in Biz 2016 award winner and leading GPS vehicle tracking provider…Read More »

Tips for Cargo Securement Offered by CVSA Ahead of Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

Fleets and drivers will need to be up to date on cargo securement requirements and regulations in a little over a month when the Commercial Vehicle Safety…Read More »

Survey: 60% of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving

The distracted driving habits of young drivers have received a lot of media attention, with reports of Snapchatting, tweeting, texting and other dangerous…Read More »

Teen Driving Safety

Shelby Engleka began her day with trepidation about having to do something she assumed wouldn’t end well, but a few trips through an obstacle course…Read More »

Put Down Your Phone and Focus on the Road! It’s Distracted Driving Month

April is Distracted Driving Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) is urging Americans to #justdrive. More than a hashtag, it’s a strategy for saving lives…Read More »

Do You Know the Proper Way to Wear Your Seat Belt?

We know that buckling your seat belt is a key step in safe travel. But how you wear that seat belt is every bit as important as hearing it click in the first place…Read More »

Honda Introduces “The DT” (the Designated Texter) to Advocate Driver Safety During Distracted Driving Month

Through a fun and lively parody video coupled with gifs and memes, Honda is introducing “The DT” (The Designated Texter) to discourage drivers from View video hereRead 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 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.

Road Construction – Zipper Merge

Road Construction – Zipper Merge

Q. I would like some information concerning the “zipper merge”. In our area of the country, when road construction signs alert you of a lane closure, it is understood that everyone will merge into one lane. In my mind, I have always believed that the road sign indicated that you should merge as soon as possible. I am now being told by different people that we are supposed to “zipper merge”.

Please help me settle a very heated discussion.

Mark F.
Sales Rep.

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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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