We Concentrate on Safety Every Day but . . .
Slip, Trip and/or Fall Type injuries continue to occur more frequently than any other injury type classification. From August of 2013 through March of 2016 they account for 24.4% or roughly 1 in 4 injury claims. Make sure shoes and /or boots have sufficient tread showing. Wear Shoes with Slip resistant soles as […]
Speeding may save a few minutes, but slowing down can save a life. Remind yourself to SLOW DOWN when entering curves in the roadway. Especially ones you are unfamiliar with. The Laws of Gravity demand it! Maintain your lane of travel. If you are having a hard time doing this in a curve you are going too […]
PROTECT YOURSELF IN VEHICLE ROLL-OVER
What can I do to protect myself in the case of a vehicle roll over? You can substantially reduce your risk of injury by wearing your seatbelt. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about three quarters of people killed in rollovers were not wearing their seatbelts, and almost two thirds of […]
Back to School Time . . . Give School Buses Plenty of Space!
School will be starting soon. Be on the lookout and give school buses plenty of space! Let’s keep the future of America safe. NEVER pass a school bus when it is stopped and loading children. Scan the roadside for children walking to and from school. NEVER tailgate a school bus. Avoid driving near school buses by […]
The only way to avoid the hazards of front and rear blind spots is to first be aware that they are there. The driver sitting behind the steering wheel always has a blind spot directly in front of the vehicle that can range from a distance of 30 to 50 feet. A blind spot existing […]
They’re Baaaaack . . .
Summer break has ended for thousands of children, and they are heading back to school. For many, the trip to and from school involves riding on a school bus. Motorists need to remember that they are required to stop for stopped school buses that are displaying flashing red lights and an extended stop arm. When […]
Great American Solar Eclipse
State &Federal transportation agencies are warning drivers to take extra safety precautions on the roads as the Great American Solar Eclipse takes place in the skies above on Monday August 21st. Department of Transportation estimates that approximately 200 million people live within a day’s drive of the path of the total eclipse. As result, many […]
August is generally the hottest month . . . are you prepared?
Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to an excessive loss of water and salt, usually through excessive sweating. People most prone to heat exhaustion are those that are elderly, have high blood pressure, and those working in a hot environment (inside trailers). Approximately 400 people die each year from exposure to heat. Symptoms include: Heavy […]
SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVING IN HEAVY RAIN
Heavy rain can cause decreased visibility for drivers, in addition to a number of hazardous road conditions for your vehicle. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that adverse weather is associated with 800,000 motor vehicle related injuries and more than 7,000 fatalities annually. The National Safety Council offers advice about some road hazards associated […]
IS YOUR GPS A SAFETY HAZARD?
The Federal Highway Safety Administration reminds you to program your GPS devices before you begin a trip, instead of taking your eyes off the road to make adjustments while you are driving. Anything that takes your eyes and attention off the road, including a GPS, is a safety hazard – just like talking on a […]