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Car Crash Deaths Climb Despite Better Auto Safety

Despite more safety equipment in cars, car crash deaths are rising – and Labor Day weekend could be prove to be the deadliest since 2008, the National Safety Council…Read More »

Traffic Deaths on the Rise as Distracted Drivers Roam the Roads

After years of tougher drunk-driving laws and a massive awareness campaign, the public’s attitude about intoxicated motoring shifted and traffic fatalities…Read More »

“The Vehicle Safety Railroad Crossing”: Senses the Presence of a Vehicle in the Crossing, Stops Train and Prevents Collisions

Being struck by a train almost always means death for the motorist, but that can often be just the beginning of a larger disaster as the locomotive and cars of the train, one…Read More »

Burke Co. Adds Seatbelts to School Buses

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. – More than a dozen North Carolina counties are taking extra steps to better protect your kids on their way to school…Read More »

Consumer Reports: Back Seat Safety

Seat belts have saved 300,000 lives since they became standard equipment 50 years ago, but still 25 million people don’t buckle up, especially in the back…Read More »

Report: Drowsy Driving Is a Sleeper Threat in Crashes

Drowsy driving is a common but neglected problem responsible for thousands of deaths each year in crashes that cost more than $100 billion, concludes a report by state…Read More »

Your Smartphone Knows If You’re a Good Driver

Want to prove you’re a better driver than your friends? There’s a growing list of apps to do just that…Read More »

Let’s Talk About Driving

A new scratch on the bumper or avoiding activities that require leaving home are often the first signs that families should talk with their aging parents about driving…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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Ergonomics… Behind the Wheel

Q. Our company is extremely safety conscious, and we do our best to be the industry leader in all aspects of business.

One area that I am very interested in is workplace ergonomics. We have successful practices in place within our office and manufacturing facilities; now we will begin to focus our efforts improving our driver safety program as it relates to ergonomics.

I would like to know if you have some basic information that we could use to kick start our behind-the-wheel ergonomics program?

Thanks,
Mark F.
Safety Director

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

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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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