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Meet Graham: The Only Person Designed to Survive on Our Roads

In a shift from its traditional road safety campaigns, the Transport Accident Commission has collaborated with a leading trauma surgeon, a crash investigation…Read More »

7 Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers

Many parents struggle to find the balance between wanting to let their teens drive and keeping their teens safe. Car crashes are the primary cause of death…Read More »

Pokemon Go Prompts Warnings from Feds About Distracted Driving

If you were unaware that operating a vehicle without paying attention is very, very dangerous, then the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a message for…Read More »

Driving While Aging; Keeping Seniors Safe on the Road

During a recent AARP Smart Driver class, instructor Robert Wilson told a joke. A state trooper idled alongside a highway when a motorist zoomed past. When he pulled…Read More »

Tips to Keep Kids in Car Seats Safe This Summer

Summertime in Tennessee means the kids are out of school, the weather is hot and families are traveling. It can also be a hectic and busy time of year, so it’s important…Read More »

Autonomous Vehicles And Safety Technology

Who could forget Richard Attenborough delivering that line with a smile in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster? Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in an…Read More »

Here Are the Top 10 Most Dangerous States for Older Drivers

The graying of baby boomers — what some call the “silver tsunami” — continues to drive concerns about how they fare as drivers as they age…Read More »

Study Calls for More Oversight for Guardrail Safety Testing

A government watchdog group claims federal highway officials aren’t doing enough to protect drivers from guardrails that have been linked to deaths and injuries…Read More »

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Press Room

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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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

Safety Awareness Day

Q. Our Safety and Health Team is putting together a proposal for a “Safety Awareness Day” for this Fall. Because most of our drivers work from home and are spread out all across the United States, we will be conducting this “Safety Awareness Day” as a webinar.

We would like your input as to what you believe could be a good topic for our sales and service team. We have approximately 760 drivers, and they drive mid-size automobiles and light trucks, typically pickup trucks.

What topic would you recommend for our Driver Safety segment?

Mike H.
HSE Specialist

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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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