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American Driving Habits Revealed by Groundbreaking AAA Survey

MANATEE – On average, Americans drive 29.2 miles per day, making two trips with an average total duration of 46 minutes. This and other revealing data are…Read More »

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Finds In-Vehicle Glances Increase Driving Risk

HOPKINTON, Mass.- A vehicle going 70 mph will travel about 200 feet – more than half the length of a football field – during a two-second glance away from…Read More »

Car Safety System Could Anticipate Driver’s Mistakes

It may be a while yet before we have cars that drive themselves, but in the near future your car may help you drive. In particular, it could warn you when…Read More »

Tornado Safety While Driving

Many people think it is safe to take shelter under an overpass or bridge if caught driving during a tornado. Actually, an overpass may be one of the worst places to…Read More »

ATA Provides Safety Tips for Distracted Driving Month

The American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to put cell phones away and focus on safe driving behind the wheel as part of National Distracted Driving Month…Read More »

Safety Tips for Parents of Teenage Drivers

It turns out that many teenagers who should be driving the safest cars are actually buckling up in the most dangerous vehicles…Read More »

BubbleBum Founder Grainne Kelly Offers Tips What to Do in a Car Accident

In case you didn’t know in the state of Indiana, all children under the age of eight must use a child restraint system while riding in a car. Normally for children in this…Read More »

Smooth Sailing with Proper Tire Safety

Don’t wait until there’s nothing left between you and the rain-slick pavement to check your tires. The likelihood of accidents skyrockets when combining wet, seasonal…Read More »

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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 »

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 »

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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

Developing a Driver Safety Strategy

Q. I am a small business owner; we have seven Sprinter vans in our fleet that are used to deliver product. A few months ago I started a safety training program for our drivers – we talk about safety almost every day before they leave our terminal. Unfortunately I have had two of my drivers make terrible decisions in the last couple of weeks; each one was involved in an accident. There are some variables to the wrecks – weather conditions, delivery time frames and one employee had only been on the job for a couple of months – but I cannot continue to have my guys involved in accidents.

What more can I do to make sure they drive better?

Jeff J.
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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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