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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 »

Vehicle Skid Avoidance

A driver needs to be constantly aware of changing road conditions and adjust his/her driving as necessary to avoid skidding. A skid happens when the tires lose their grip on the road, which can be caused one of four ways: Driving too fast for road conditions. Braking too hard and locking the wheels. Turning the … Read More »

Wake Up

SLEEP AND DRIVING DON’T MIX. Feeling sleepy is especially dangerous when you are on the road. Sleepiness slows your reaction time, decreases awareness, and impairs your judgment, just like drugs or alcohol. In fact, people who are very sleepy behave in similar ways to people who are drunk. Experts think that many fatal night-time single-vehicle … Read More »

Winter, Your Car, and You

Driving in the winter means snow, sleet, and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers and unforeseen dangers. To help you make it safely through winter, here are some suggestions from the National Safety Council to make sure that you and your vehicle are prepared. Weather At any temperature—20 degrees … Read More »

Facts About Drowsy Driving

Driving while Drowsy – What’s the Harm? Most people are aware of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, but many do not know that drowsiness also impairs judgment, performance and reaction times just like alcohol and drugs. Studies show that being awake for more than 20 hours results in an impairment equal to a blood … Read More »

Road Rage Factsheet

Some tips about Road Rage The American Automobile Association defines road rage as aggressive driving arising from disagreements between drivers that can result in physical assault. As the number of commuters and travelers on the roads swell, the chance of an encounter with an outraged driver becomes more likely. The Texas Department of Public Safety … Read More »

Sample Cell Phone Safety Policy

(Company Name) is aware that employees currently use their cell phones for business purposes and may be doing so while driving in their personal or company vehicle. Due to research that indicates that cell phone use while driving is dangerous, and may even approach the equivalent danger of driving while drunk, according to some studies, … Read More »

Halting Rear-End Accidents

By: Bruce A. Hooker R.F. Mattei & Associates of CA Insurance Services REAR-END ACCIDENTS ARE the second most frequent motor vehicle accidents in the industry, following backing accidents, according to an industry study of accidents in waste fleets. When a waste collection vehicle strikes another vehicle in the rear, its hefty weight and size usually … Read More »

Driver Fatigue

Whether you are behind the wheel, fueling, loading, unloading, or just climbing into or out of your truck, fatigue can affect your ability to perform any of these tasks safely. A split second mental lapse can cause an accident which can injure or even kill you. Numerous studies have been done over the years to … Read More »

Driving Courtesy

LESSONS LEARNED Driving Courtesy: A Habit That Ensures Safety By: Frederick C. Clark, ARM Vice President, Transportation Services Courtesy is an important part of defensive driving as well as a mark of the professional vehicle operator. The defensive driver knows that strict observance of traffic laws will go a long way toward preventing accidents. They … Read More »

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Pedestrian: Safety Tip

Pedestrian: Safety Tip

This “One Second Advantage™” Safety Tip will provide you with simple techniques to maintain situational safety awareness to make your next walk both enjoyable and safe.

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Driving Dynamics
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