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Pedestrian: Safety Tip

Pedestrian: Safety Tip

For years. health professionals have been telling us that walking is a great way to exercise and stay healthy. But lately new information has become available which shows walking also presents a serious health risk for more and more people! Can you figure out what we are referring to? Well, you probably have already observed pedestrians totally preoccupied in their cellphone conversations or wearing earbuds enjoying their music. Unfortunately, these seemingly harmless activities are creating serious problems for many people. Slips, falls, crashing into other pedestrians, failing to check for traffic when crossing roadways are becoming commonplace as we unintentionally allow our “situational awareness” to become undermined. This is a condition not unlike another dangerous phenomenon you’ve already heard about or personally experienced – distracted driving. 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.

READY-BRAKE™ Safety Tip

READY-BRAKE™ Safety Tip

The Rear-End Collision is the most common type of vehicle crash. One-third of all crashes involving two or more vehicles, almost 2 million annually, are rear-end collisions. Over 85% are caused by a combination of insufficient following distance and driver inattention. Awareness of the vehicles in front of you and those behind you is critical in managing your safety zone to prevent rear-end collisions.

Seat Belts & Airbags … Perfect Together: Safety Tip

Seat Belts & Airbags … Perfect Together: Safety Tip

Each year in North America over 35,000 people die from vehicle accidents. It is the leading cause of death for people under the age of 35. Seat belts can prevent death from occurring in almost half of these accidents. This “One Second Advantage™” Safety Tip will help you improve your personal safety by reviewing how to properly use seat belts and airbags. Wearing your seat belt is one of the easiest, most effective things you can do to save your life and reduce driving-related injuries.

Safely Navigating Roundabouts: Safety Tip

Safely Navigating Roundabouts: Safety Tip

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

Trailer Towing: Safety Tip

Trailer Towing: Safety Tip

Each year, thousands of drivers find themselves unnecessarily involved in unsafe driving conditions. In many cases, the source of the problem is simply a driver’s failure to regularly inspect their vehicle to make sure it is operating properly. This is particularly true when towing a trailer. Whether it is a recreational vehicle being towed or a piece of equipment for work, most drivers forget to inspect their trailer because it’s not part of their everyday driving routine. Adding to this problem is the fact that many drivers have minimal experience or training towing trailers. If the situation came up, how well prepared would you be to tow a trailer? Proper preparation before you start your trip always makes good safety sense. This "One Second Advantage™" Safety Tip covers several key maintenance items which should be at the top of everyone’s list for regular inspection. Of course, every driver needs to be vigilant and immediately address any other issues in a vehicle’s performance before they become failure points. Your safety depends on it.

Sharing the Road with Motorcycles: Safety Tip

Sharing the Road with Motorcycles: Safety Tip

According to the International Transport Forum on safety, motorcycle related fatalities continue to rise in many countries and the problem demands urgent attention. More than 100 safety experts from 21 countries agree that responsible behavior and awareness by motorcycle riders and the drivers they share the road with will play a key role in reducing the risk of motorcycle crashes. Driving in close proximity to motorcycles can create special challenges. Having the confidence in your own ability to safely navigate the roadway with them is largely dependent upon your increased awareness of their presence. This "One Second Advantage™" Safety Tip will help you understand preferred, proven techniques to identify nearby motorcycles and how to safely share the road with them.

Distracted Driving Multitasking: Safety Tip

Distracted Driving Multitasking: Safety Tip

This "One Second Advantage™" Safety Tip will provide you with the latest research on how multi-tasking adversely affects driving safety. In addition, you will be challenged to test your own multi-tasking performance capabilities. The results may surprise you.

Avoiding Fatigue: Safety Tip

Avoiding Fatigue: Safety Tip

Many of us have experienced drowsiness at one time or another while driving. Has this ever happened to you? There are drivers who, through sheer luck, get through this okay. They then put it out of their minds and give it no more thought. Unfortunately, other drivers don’t fair as well. Studies show that driving while fatigued or sleepy is a dangerous combination … causing an estimated 100,000 crashes each year - many of them fatal to the driver. This "One Second Advantage™" Safety Tip will help you understand preferred, proven techniques to stay alert and avoid driving while fatigued.

Managing Your Speed: Safety Tip

Managing Your Speed: Safety Tip

Everyone understands that speeding should be avoided in order to get to their destination safely yet too many drivers continue with this risky behavior. This "One Second Advantage™" Safety Tip, employing our simple, safe driving time management technique will help you take control of your day and eliminate the urge to speed.

Breakdown: Safety Tip

Breakdown: Safety Tip

This "One Second Advantage™" Safety Tip will provide practical information that will assist you when a breakdown occurs. Being prepared for this type of unexpected event can reduce the frustration and aggravation and more importantly keep you safe during a trying time.

Driving Dynamics
Driving Dynamics