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Don’t Forget, Lock Your Vehicle!

Q. Thank you for the newsletter each month…we share it with our associates here at work. We appreciate the information each month as we use it during our fleet and safety talks.

We had an unusual circumstance earlier this month; one of our drivers left his vehicle running while he went into a convenience store for just a few moments. When he came back out, his truck was gone. Fortunately, for our company and for him, the truck was recovered about two blocks down the road with no apparent damage or other items stolen.

Needless to say, we have all been alerted to this issue and have begun to lock our trucks when parked.

Do you have any other things that we can share with our team about vehicle theft?

Steve B. – Field Tech

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Summer Showers…be prepared

Q. While traveling to work this morning, I encountered a tremendous downpour; the rain was so hard that visibility was very limited and the car felt like I had no control. Up until the rain started, I was running along at about 65 mph with the cruise control on.

Other than the obvious, which is slowing the vehicle down in the rain, what other things can I be do to stay safe when hitting these heavy downpours?

Thank you,

Nancy K.
Sales Rep.

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The Most Common Motorcycle Crash!

Q. What is the most common motorcycle crash? And how do we avoid it?

The most common motorcycle crash…
A car turns left in front of the motorcyclist. The driver of the vehicle fails to see the motorcycle or may judge their speed incorrectly, turning in front of the motorcycle at an intersection. Blame inattention, distraction, blind spots and even psychology; a driver looking for cars perceives merely an absence of cars, not the presence of a motorcycle.

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Tip of the Month

Safely Navigating Roundabouts: Safety Tip

Safely Navigating Roundabouts: Safety Tip

There’s no escaping it … most of us are creatures of habit and would much rather stay in our comfort zone. So traveling down the average roadway, 2 lanes or 4, keeps us pretty comfortable until, Yikes, I’m heading into a roundabout! Now what do I do?

If you’re like most drivers, other than driving through long tunnels or over major suspension bridges, you’d probably vote that navigating through a roundabout is one of your least favorite driving experiences.

However, after more than 20 years of research data, the roundabout is proving itself to be safer than traditional intersection traffic controls. Roundabouts have shown to reduce fatal crashes by 90 percent and injury crashes by 75 percent. Along with the reduction in crashes, roundabouts have proven to reduce the confusion that some drivers experience at Four-way stops.

This “One Second Advantage™” Safety Tip we will help you understand and use the proper techniques to safely navigate through a roundabout.

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