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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 »

Keep The Kiddos Safe: 7 Things To Remember When Driving In And Around School Zones

School zones are put in place to ensure the safety of children in and around schools. While class is in session, drivers are responsible for maintaining safety and awareness on the streets surrounding schools. All children should be able to walk or bike to and from class without fear of being hit by passing vehicles. … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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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.

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