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Vehicle Technology and Crash Avoidance

The 21st century brings continual technological advancement and the vehicle industry is one area where this is becoming more obvious. The collision survivability rate is better due to multiple air bags, protective crumple zones, and improved restrai...

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  September 30, 2013

Making Road Construction Safe for Everyone

Road construction projects and the summer season seem to run on the same schedule, often to the distress of many of us trying to go about our daily lives. Indeed, billions of dollars and millions of man-hours will be spent on road work in 2013, the b...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  August 07, 2013

Share the Road With All... Big and Small

As we enter the busy summer months and more of us are travelling it is important to be more aware of our surroundings as we drive. Highways are filled with vehicles, from tractor trailers to bicyclists and everything in between.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  June 20, 2013

What's the Hurry?

It seems that these days everyone is in a hurry. Traffic on the roads is heavy, people are often rushing around, and we all have to be somewhere now. The problem this creates is the decrease in our “safety cushions”.

Transportation, Driving Safety  •  March 28, 2013

Tire Safety and Winter Driving

As the winter weather grows closer on the horizon it’s time to consider the condition and selection of the tires on our vehicles. Snow, ice, and slush on the roadways greatly affect the handling and performance of cars and trucks.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  November 15, 2012

Fall Driving Hazards

Autumn is one of the prettiest times of year. The trees are changing colors creating a spectacular view. Autumn also presents a set of challenges when driving.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  October 11, 2012

Back to School Safety 2012

Although it seems we just posted a blog concerning July Fourth holiday safety, the end of summer and the beginning of the school year will soon be upon us. The roads, already congested by construction, will soon be filled with school buses, students...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  August 16, 2012

Transportation Leads the Way

In 2010, 4690 U.S. workers died while on the job. Although this represents a 3% increase from 2009, both years continue an overall downward trend in workplace deaths.

General, Transportation, Leadership and Management, Driving Safety  •  August 08, 2012

Are Your Tires as Safe as You Think?

When was the last time you took a close look at your tires? The tires are the only contact the vehicle has with the road.

Transportation, General, Driving Safety  •  May 30, 2012

Know About the "No Zone"

Sharing the roads with large trucks is a real safety concern for those driving passenger cars. But one important point to remember is that a large tractor trailer or snow plow creates “blind spots” that limit the truck driver’s ability to see all ar...

Transportation, General, Driving Safety  •  March 02, 2012

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