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What Are the Odds

The odds of being struck by lightning in the U.S. in any given year is about one in 700,000 – with a 90% chance of survival. The odds of being a victim in a shark attack are around one in 11 million – with a 98% chance of survival. With over 6 million automobile accidents … Read More »

10 Surprising Summer Vacation Safety Tips

Summer safety tip 1: Drowning is quiet. Everyone thinks that people who are drowning yell, thrash and splash. They don’t. Drowning doesn’t look like drowning, as former Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone explains. People in serious distress lose their ability to call out for help or wave. Instead, their instinctive drowning response causes them … Read More »

A Word on Sharing the Road from This Two-Wheeled Weekend Wanderer

I had reached a certain age; grown the requisite over-sized waistline (I’m being kind to myself) and now sported a graying beard. Like tens of thousands before me sharing these similar traits, I purchased my first motorcycle. Go figure! And I have to say I’m enjoying the heck out of my weekend rides. Recently, I … 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

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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