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Driving While Distracted: Which Countries Have Toughest Laws?

(CNN) – If you are caught using a handheld device while driving in the United Kingdom — whether it’s for talking, texting, taking video or anything else — your…Read More »

The Top Car Safety Tech and Apps to Keep You Safe on The Road

There’s a lot of hype around self-driving cars and their ability to prevent accidents, save lives and free up people’s time. And while their widespread use is still many…Read More »

Move Over When Emergency Vehicles Are on the Roadside — It’s the Law

Last week, once again, one of our law enforcement officers was injured doing his job. A Florida Highway Patrol officer was critically injured on the Dolphin Expressway…Read More »

12 Car Features You Have to Be At Least 40 To Remember

Spending time around older cars, you realize that there were a lot of common items that anybody under the age of 25 hadn’t experienced unless they drive old cars on…Read More »

Research on Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is a form of impaired driving that negatively affects a person’s ability to drive safely. Most people associate impaired driving with alcohol or drugs, but in this…Read More »

Sleepy Behind the Wheel? Some Cars Can Tell

It’s something that many of us have experienced while driving, though we may not like to admit it…Read More »

Growing Number of States Fine Slowpoke Drivers in Highway Fast Lanes

Maybe you’re a bit of a lead-foot. Maybe you don’t like driving behind trucks. Or maybe you just really like the view from the left lane. Well, an increasing number of…Read More »

Keep St. Patrick’s Day Safe: Designate a Driver

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches and the Irish and Irish wanna-bes prepare to celebrate the holiday, officials with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety are hoping…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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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.

Lunch On the Go!

Q. We are reviewing our fleet safety program and we realize Distracted Driving is a hot topic, as it should be. Our question is about “eating lunch on the go.” Many of our sales people and technicians tell us they just do not have the time to stop and eat lunch… if they are not moving, they have the feeling they are losing ground.

Our new fleet safety policy will address this issue under Distracted Driving…and it will state that the policy does not allow for eating while driving.

Now, we are already being challenged with “what is eating and driving;” is it a donut and coffee, is it a bottle of water and a candy bar? People are taking a simple policy and blowing it up…any suggestions on how to address these “not so flagrant fouls?”

Sandy J.
Safety Manager

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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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