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You Too Can Be Signal Superhero: Reduce Incidents and Save Lives with the Power of One Finger

For those of you who do not know me too well, I am incredibly mighty and powerful. As a matter of fact, I can state unequivocally I can outperform most people simply with the use of one finger—no not that finger! I’m talking about the all-powerful index finger on my left hand. Just to be … Read More »

Pulled over for Speeding? Here’s a State Trooper’s Perspective

Mike Conlin was working and in a hurry, so he was speeding as he drove south on Interstate 35E. Unfortunately for Conlin, Jack Tiegs was waiting in the freeway median right where the speed limit dropped from 70 mph to 60. The veteran state trooper clocked Conlin at 77 mph, turned out of the median … Read More »

Four Examples of How Undetected Vision Problems Affect Driving

When you get a driver’s license, it’s standard to undergo a “vision test” that uses a Snellen eye chart. However, this approach does not capture the types of undetected vision problems that can have a serious impact (I hate to use that word in this context) when driving. Undetected vision problems usually involve some type … 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

Avoiding Fatigue: Safety Tip

Avoiding Fatigue: Safety Tip

This “One Second Advantage™” Safety Tip will help you understand preferred, proven techniques to stay alert and avoid driving while fatigued.

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