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Car and truck involved in rear-end collision

Putting Rear-End Collisions Behind Us

Rear-end crashes are the most common type of vehicle collision accounting for 29% of all crashes. The National Safety Council reports that of the 37,100 fatal vehicle crashes in 2017, 2,700 were rear-end crashes resulting in 3,000 deaths.

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  February 12, 2020
Blurred view  of car windshield with digital warning sign indicating vehicle is too close to vehicles in front.

Space Cushion – Your Margin for Error on the Road

We’ve all heard a number of safe driving principles such as avoiding distracted driving, following speed limits, never driving impaired, and the hazards of road rage. But there is another principle that deserves just as much attention.

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  October 02, 2019
Vintage Automobile In Green Field At Dusk

Drive Like it's 1948?

While going through some boxes of old family photos, diplomas, and other items that my parents saved for some reason, I came across a Minnesota Driver’s Manual.

Transportation, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety, Safety Programs  •  May 14, 2019
Big rig

Sharing the Road with the Big Rigs

As we all know, a huge segment of our economy is dependent upon goods delivered by tractor trailer. Sharing the road with the big rigs is a fact of life and it’s vital that we do it safely.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  October 10, 2018
Automobile mirror adjustment to eliminate blind spots

Automobile Mirror Adjustments to Eliminate Blind Spots

Americans love their automobiles, and nothing is more satisfying on a pleasant day than to take a leisurely drive in the country. Driving is also a serious hazard, one many of us face daily, whether driving for work or pleasure.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety, Outdoor Safety  •  August 21, 2018
Speeding car

Speed Limits Really are for Everyone

Nearly every adult in this country drives a car on a regular basis. Yes, many people commute via public transportation, ride a bike, or walk to work; but even many of those people drive a car at least occasionally.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety  •  July 17, 2018
Man with hand truck

One Man and a Hand Truck

Delivery drivers face a number of hazards in their daily routine. As road warriors, they contend with bumper to bumper traffic, inclement road conditions, and all too frequently - the distracted driver.

Transportation, Retail, General, Driving Safety, Manual Material Handling  •  June 27, 2018
driver texting while driving

Death by Text...or Other Distraction

As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, a huge percentage of people will be travelling across the country to visit family and friends. More traffic means more risk, so share this with the people you want to see “arrive alive.”

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  May 22, 2018
distracted driving

Distracted Driving Messages Abound

The public service messages regarding safe driving are just about everywhere. On billboards, electronic signs, and bumper stickers we see reminders to buckle up, don’t drink and drive, and put down the cell phone. The question is this: Is the message...

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  August 30, 2017

Safe Golf Cart Operations

Golf carts have become quite a popular commodity these days, and not just for playing golf. In fact, golf carts are used not only in country clubs, but also on automotive dealership lots, large manufacturing facilities...

Transportation, General, Hospitality, Driving Safety  •  May 24, 2017

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