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Get Rid of Tailgaters

Most driving instructors will tell you not to tailgate other vehicles for several reasons. Following too closely is a factor in about 40% of collisions…Read More »

U.S. Proposes New Safety Standards for Large Buses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday proposed new safety standards to protect passengers…Read More »

Safe for Life: Backover

Many children are killed or seriously injured in backover incidents. A backover incident typically occurs when a vehicle coming out of a driveway…Read More »

Safety Performance Resets Every Day

I just spoke at a site where they haven’t had a lost-time injury in seven years. I shared with my audience a safety hazard…Read More »

Will Ford Sue Ram Trucks over ‘Best’ Towing Claims? The Quarrel Continues

Who is best-in-class vs. who follows standardized measurements – those questions are keeping the pickup truck wars alive and well…Read More »

‘Precious Cargo’ App Released to Help Save Babies from the Dangers of Being Accidentally Left Behind in Hot Cars

A young couple from a small North Carolina town actively responded to the all-too-often stories in the media today about parents accidentally leaving children in hot cars…Read More »

NHTSA Closes GM, Toyota Defect Petition Reviews

Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday it is rejecting petitions demanding recalls of General Motors and Toyota cars…Read More »

How Emotions Affect Driving

Most drivers are aware of the affect that things like drinking and cell phone use have on their driving safety, while giving little consideration to other…Read More »

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Driving Dynamics President Arthur Liggio to Present at 2014 Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, IL

Newark, Delaware, July 16, 2014 – Arthur Liggio, Driving Dynamics president will present Moving Beyond the Checklist to a Strategic “Blueprint for Safety” at the 2014 Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, IL at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm. The session will focus on creating a shift … Read More »

Driving Dynamics Wins 2014 Apex Grand Award for Publication Excellence

Driving Dynamics a Preferred Provider of Behind-the-Wheel Driver Safety Training and Fleet Risk Services has Been Honored with an Apex Grand Award for its Aggressive Driving e-Lesson and Two Awards of Excellence for its Newsletter and Safety Videos Driving Dynamics Inc. announced today it has been selected as a 2014 recipient of three APEX Awards … Read More »

The Driver Advantage™ Driver Safety e-Newsletter from Driving Dynamics Reaches Three-Year Milestone

Newark, Delaware, February 28, 2014- Driving Dynamics Inc. announced today its award-winning driver safety e-newsletter, The Driver Advantage, has reached a three-year anniversary. To celebrate the milestone the company has produced a commemorative, full-color magazine-style edition that is available for free to safety, fleet and risk professionals. The publication can be accessed at: www.drivingdynamics.info/best-of-the-driver-advantage/. This … Read More »

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Avoiding Driver Complacency

Q. Before asking my question, I want to thank you for the information we receive each month through this newsletter. I like the way that the information is delivered; quick and concise with substance. I really like the safety challenges that are in the newsletter.

I deliver product for a company and drive every day. I consider myself an excellent driver – no wrecks, no speeding tickets and I try to be a defensive driver. My question is, what should I be doing as a mature and seasoned driver to get better? Like I stated, I know how to drive and do a pretty good job at it, but sometimes I wonder if I am getting a little bit complacent.

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Neal S.

Crisscrossing Trailer Safety Chains

Q. I have been a long time subscriber to The Driver Advantage e-newsletter, and as a Fleet Manager I try to always stay informed about what is happening in our industry. In your safety tip video on trailer safety last month, I picked up on something that a lot of our drivers do not do: crisscross trailer safety chains.

This technique makes sense to me, and I plan on implementing a policy to cover it. As always, there will be some resistance; do you have any background information I can share with our drivers that will help me get this policy in place? When we implement a policy, I like to have good reasoning behind it.

Ray C.
Fleet 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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