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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
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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
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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
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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

Pour Me Another Cup of Coffee

“Pour Me another Cup of Coffee… for I am a truck driving man” comes from the song “Truck Drivin’ Man” recorded by Buck Owens in 1965. This blast from the past came to mind when thumbing through a recent AAOHN journal.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  March 22, 2017

Traffic Fatalities Increase… Drive to Stay Alive

The National Safety Council recently announced that traffic fatalities for 2015 rose significantly from the previous year. The estimated 38,300 people killed on US roads represent the largest year for year increase in 50 years, and makes 2015 the de...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  September 21, 2016

"I Feel the Need for Speed"

For the movie buffs out there you’ll recognize this title as a very famous quote from the movie Top Gun. May 16, 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of the release of the Paramount picture. This need seemed to be just perfect for Maverick, but unfortu...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  July 15, 2016

Distracted Driving & Work Zone Awareness

Sometimes we all do stupid things, especially when we try to do too many things at once. If one of those things involves 4,000 pounds of metal and glass moving at high velocity, a small lapse in judgment can be catastrophic.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety  •  April 12, 2016

Still Plenty of Winter Driving to Go!

We're not quite out of the woods yet...there is still plenty of winter driving ahead, especially in the Northeast. So regardless of what the groundhog had to say yesterday, let's make sure we take proper precautions to stay safe in any forthcoming wi...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  February 04, 2016

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