Jan. 17th

TRUCK DRIVERS MAY BE AT GREATER RISK

Truck drivers may be at greater risk of becoming a target of another motorist’s road rage. Many individuals frequently do not understand the unique handling characteristics of a truck and, therefore, may become agitated by its presence. Other drivers may be angered by a truck’s size, simply because they cannot see around it. Truck drivers […]

Jan. 13th

Keep All 18 of Your Tires on the Road

Cardinal offers these tips for keeping all 18 of your tires on the pavement…. 1. Don’t Out Drive your headlights! Keep your eyes on the road directly ahead of you. 2. Don’t drive too fast for conditions! If the weather and/or visibility are poor or the roadway has curves adjust your speed accordingly. 3. Don’t […]

Jan. 10th

INTERSECTION CHALLENGES

Approximately 35% of fatal truck/car crashes occur at intersections. An intersection is one of the most complex traffic situations that motorists encounter, and can present dangerous challenges to even the most cautious and experience professional drivers. Although intersections constitute only a small part of the overall highway system, they represent a disproportionate share of the […]

Jan. 6th

MAINTAIN YOUR LANE

A four-vehicle collision took the life of 56-year-old Roland Davis Jr. of Terrell, Texas when his truck caught fire Monday morning on Highway 281 just three miles south of Ben Bolt. The four vehicles were traveling southbound at approximately 5 a.m. when Davis’ semi-truck veered to the left for an unknown reason. The truck rode […]

Jan. 3rd

Do You Know How to Handle a Jackknife?

When the pavement is slick with ice, snow, or rain — the experienced driver knows what can happen.  They minimize the chance of jackknifing by adjusting their speed to conditions — especially on hills and curves, or whenever the traffic situation suggests that a quick stop may be necessary. Jackknifing occurs most often when the […]

Dec. 30th

SHARE THE ROAD SAFELY

In January 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was created to improve commercial vehicle safety on the highways. Their charge is to cut the number of deaths resulting from commercial motor vehicle crashes. Since more than half of these fatal crashes are considered the fault of other vehicles, FMCSA has initiated a major […]

Dec. 27th

TIPS FOR SAFE NIGHT DRIVING

SAFE SPEED Be prepared for the fact that you may not be able to drive the speed limit, and still be able to recognize hazards, react promptly, and get the vehicle stopped in time.   VISUAL SCANNING Good vision is limited to the areas illuminated by the headlights.   SPOTTING DEER On roads where deer […]

Dec. 23rd

EVERYONE NEEDS TO BUCKLE UP . . .

During the Christmas holidays, there are more cars, more people, and more confusion than any other holiday during the year. When driving, make safety your #1 job. Wearing a seatbelt is your best bet to survive a motor vehicle collision. Make sure that all passengers are wearing seatbelts. Remember, children need to sit in the […]

Dec. 20th

BEWARE OF WINDSHIELD GLARE

Everyone knows that if you’re going to drive into the sun, you’re going to face some glare. Did you know that dirty windshields often are a contributing factor to windshield glare? Those dead bugs, dust or other residue reduce visibility and increase the amount of glare seen through your windshield. Reduce glare by making sure […]

Dec. 16th

SAFETY STARTS WITH ME

Let’s make a real effort to make a positive difference out there on the road! Let’s just give our attitudes a little fine-tuning adjustment.  Give the other driver the benefit of the doubt.  Assume that other drivers’ mistakes are not intentional and are not personal.  Be polite and courteous – even if the other driver […]