December 2018 – Dangers of Driving on Wet Leaves

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Fall is a fun time of year for a lot of reasons… Holidays, the return of football season, and stunning fall foliage – which can also can also make driving a bit more difficult too.  Before you hit the road during this time of year, here are a few ways you can make your trip a safe one and hopefully avoid an accident. Continue reading “December 2018 – Dangers of Driving on Wet Leaves”

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November 2018 – Adjusting to the Time Change

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November 2018 – Adjusting to the Time Change

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, Nov. 4, so now is a good time to remind fleet drivers to take extra precautions to adjust to the change.

The end of Daylight Saving Time generally means traveling in dusk and dark conditions more often, when visibility is a greater challenge.  Additionally, driving after dark more has the potential to raise the risk for drowsy driving. Continue reading “November 2018 – Adjusting to the Time Change”

September 2018 – Back to School Traffic Safety

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School days bring traffic congestion –  School bus drivers are picking up passengers, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, rushed parents are trying to drop off their children before work.  Especially at this time of year, it is so important for drivers to slow down and pay attention when students are present. Continue reading “September 2018 – Back to School Traffic Safety”

August 2018 – Proper Following Distance

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It is very important to maintaining a safe driving space around the front, side, and rear of your vehicle so it will be less vulnerable to collisions; This is something that drivers can control.

While many of us have been taught to focus on space — keeping several car lengths between one’s vehicle and the car ahead — a better formula concerns time. Continue reading “August 2018 – Proper Following Distance”

July 2018 – Setting Mirrors to Eliminate Blind Zones

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When you’re behind the wheel, what you see – and what you don’t – can mean the difference between a safe ride or a sudden collision.  That’s why properly setting your mirrors to minimize blind spots is critically important.

However, it’s not unusual to fall into the habit of incorrectly positioning mirrors. For example, many drivers will position their mirrors to show a large expanse of the side of their own car.  This limits the field of view of the side mirrors. Continue reading “July 2018 – Setting Mirrors to Eliminate Blind Zones”

June 2018 – Sharing The Road With Motorcycles

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Experts say that approximately 66% of motorcycle-and-car collisions are the fault of the car’s driver, not the motorcycle rider.  The reason is that all too often it is difficult to see a motorcyclist, or drivers see them too late.

Motorcyclist fatalities have been on the rise.  In 2015, 4,976 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes — an increase of 8% from the 4,594 motorcyclists killed in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Continue reading “June 2018 – Sharing The Road With Motorcycles”