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Trauma Season and the Perils of Summer Driving

What is the most dangerous season to drive? In one national survey, 83% Americans interviewed said that the riskiest time to be out on the road is winter. Intuitively, this statement appears to make sense. After all, a snowstorm or a heavy rainfall seems to call for much more driving caution than a sunny day … Read More »

AAA to Rescue 7 Million During Summer Driving Season

This summer, AAA expects to rescue 7 million American drivers, with the majority facing battery, lock and tire-related issues. This number could soar higher, with a AAA survey revealing that 4 out of 10 American drivers are unprepared for emergency breakdown situations. With three-quarters of family travelers planning to travel by car to their favorite … Read More »

Dehydrated Drivers Make the Same Number of Mistakes as Drink Drivers

A Loughborough University study has revealed that even mild dehydration is equivalent to being over the drink driving limit in terms of driver errors. Researchers at Loughborough University carried out a range of tests over two days on male drivers, using a laboratory-based driving simulator. During the normal hydration test there were 47 driving incidents, … Read More »

7 Keys to Crafting an Effective Fleet Safety Policy

The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the average cost to employers for an on-the-job vehicle crash is $16,500. If the accident results in an injury (or worse, a fatality), employers could be responsible for as much as $500,000 or more. While there’s little argument that companies need an effective fleet safety policy to … 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

Driving in Hot Weather: Safety Tip

Driving in Hot Weather: Safety Tip

This “One Second Advantage™” Safety Tip will help you reduce the risk of a breakdown by following a few simple precautions. These proven recommendations will help you enjoy safe, comfortable trips.

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