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Just When We Thought We Were Making Progress: Crash Stats

In 2003 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published the report, “What Do Traffic Crashes Cost? Total Cost to Employers by State and Industry,” which identified, among other vital statistics, the average cost employers incurred with each vehicle crash. Funded by NHTSA, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) released “Cost of Motor … Read More »

Distractions Are Many When You’re Behind the Wheel

Consider this. A government study estimates that on any given day more than 800,000 vehicles are operated by drivers using hand-held cell phones. What amount of danger does this expose you to on the road? A recent report shows that in just one year, more than 5,000 people were killed and nearly one-half million people … Read More »

The Price of Imbalance: Profit Achieved at the Expense of Safety

My management team just finished the arduous task of producing next year’s business plan and budget. Time, effort, forward thinking, compromises and multiple revisions all played a role in accomplishing this yearly forecast. Each year, several key projects (think $$$s here) are identified, which we believe will bring value to our clients and the company … Read More »

Your Corporate Pockets Have Holes

The Negligent Entrustment Exposure Boom / Bang / Crunch / Ouch No… this is not the beginning of another Batman TV episode. But it just might be the beginning of a real life nightmare that you and your employer never want to experience. What am I referring to? An unnecessary crash created by an employee … Read More »

Risk Compensation Hypothesis?

Vehicle Safety Technology: Is It Worth The Risk? Is there a correlation to the statistical trend of lower crash rates but higher severity with the increasing use of technology to keep drivers safe? Today’s vehicles are safer than ever. We now have vehicles equipped with advanced air bag systems, antilock brakes, traction control, rear-view cameras, … Read More »

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 »

Tip of the Month

Proper Parking & Backing: Safety Tip

Proper Parking & Backing: Safety Tip

This “One Second Advantage™” Safety Tip will help you reduce the chances of sustaining a fender-bender … or worse … in these often, challenging driving conditions.

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Driving Dynamics
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