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Professional Truck Drivers Offer Important Memorial Day Highway Safety Tips

The Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) is urging the the nearly 1 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Memorial Day weekend to drive safely and…Read More »

Motorcycle Safety Awareness

As the weather improves more motorcyclists are hitting the roads. With that in mind, drivers must be extra attentive. Make sure you share the road. Motorcycle riders…Read More »

Driverless Car Technology Just Got a Huge Boost

In a limited sense, cars have been “driverless” for a long time — ever used cruise control? — but they are about to become far more capable, and soon, revolutionizing the…Read More »

One Mechanism That Can Keep You Alive

While cars become safer each year because of diligent crash testing and higher safety standards, the seat belt continues to be the gold standard for passenger…Read More »

Click It or Ticket Day or Night

When you’re not wearing your seat belt, you’re risking serious injury or death. And unlike a TV show or a movie, there’s no rewinding and no do-overs. From May…Read More »

Still Many Myths about Wearing Seat Belts Click It or Ticket Campaign 2015: May 18-31

When it comes to wearing your seat belts, some motorists may believe that they are protected by the size of their vehicle, their seating position, or where…Read More »

Consumer Watchdog Questions Safety of Google’s Self-driving Cars

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A Santa Monica-based nonprofit organization is blasting Google’s self-driving cars, calling into question their safety and reliability…Read More »

Obama to Nominate Maine Native to Lead Federal Highway Administration

President Obama wants Maine native Greg Nadeau to be the next head of the Federal Highway Administration…Read More »

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Driving Dynamics Veteran Stig Nielsen Steps into New Management Position Focused on Instructor Development in Support of the Company’s Expanding Portfolio of Services

Newark, Delaware – Driving Dynamics, Inc., a provider of advanced performance driver safety training and fleet risk management services, announced today that 18-year company veteran Stig Nielsen has been named manager, field development and technical advisor, a new role established to support the company’s growth strategy. During the last two years, Mr. Nielsen has served … Read More »

Richard Traister Promoted to Director, Account Development at Driving Dynamics Inc.

Newark, Delaware, March 10, 2015 – Driving Dynamics, Inc., a provider of advanced performance driver safety training and fleet risk management services, announced today that Richard Traister has been named as the company’s director of account development. Richard’s association with Driving Dynamics began in June 2012 in a consultative account development capacity. Reporting to Art … Read More »

Driving Dynamics Inc. Names Ben Langley Director, Training Services

Newark, Delaware, March 02, 2015 – Driving Dynamics, Inc., a provider of advanced performance driver safety training and fleet risk management services, announced today the appointment of Ben Langley to the director of training services position. Ben joined Driving Dynamics in 2013 as a consultant, serving as the editor of The Driver Advantage safe driving … Read More »

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Invisible Motorcycle

Q. Heading home from work, I was on a multi-lane highway when I decided to move into the center lane. I checked my mirror, looked clear, signaled my intention, but as I proceeded to switch lanes I got a horn blast and quickly returned to my lane. Within seconds, a motorcyclist passed me and I could tell that she was none too happy. How did I miss her in my side mirror? I can swear she wasn’t there when I looked!

Jason B.
San Antonio, TX

Cell Phones: Hand Held or Hands-Free … What Should the Policy Be?

Q. I work for a small company that is trying to establish a new culture for safety. In the past we didn’t focus on safety, however, recently we had one of our salesman involved in a terrible car accident. Fortunately he is okay now, but spent a few months out of work recuperating. The company car wasn’t so lucky.

Our company does not want any of our sales people using a cell phone while driving, but as I understand it, hands-free devices have been approved for use in large trucks, so our thinking is that we might want to allow our team who drives smaller vehicles to use hands-free devices as well.

My question is…is there any information to help us move forward with implementing the hands-free device as a responsible alternative to the cell phone.

CG – Newly Appointed “Safety Leader”
by E-mail

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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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