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Winter Is Here! Are Your Drivers Prepared for Breakdowns?

The first major snow storm this year in the mid-Atlantic area rang in 57,000 calls from stranded AAA customers. In cold, wintry weather, even a minor car problem like a flat tire can be deadly serious, or at least miserable to deal with, unless you'r...

Transportation, General, Driving Safety  •  December 29, 2009

Under-Inflated Tires Costly in More Ways Than One

According to a recent report, more than a quarter of automobiles and about a third of light trucks on U.S. roadways have one or more tires under-inflated by at least 8 pounds per square inch (psi) below the level recommended by the vehicle manufactur...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  October 29, 2009

Distracted Driving

Lately, it seems every time you read, watch, or listen to a news outlet, texting and cell phone usage while driving are the major topics of discussion. States are quickly trying to nip this issue in the bud.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  September 09, 2009

Back to School Construction—Commuters Beware

The impending close to summer reared it’s ugly head earlier this week while dropping my daughter off at 6:30 AM for the first of her pre-season double session practices. That also dredged up images of the hundreds of school buses and thousands of pa...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  August 27, 2009

What Drives You?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation accidents were the most common manner in which workplace fatalities occurred in 2007 (31%). For those employers who operate a fleet of vehicles, or even simply ask employees to conduct...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety, Safety Programs  •  August 04, 2009

Solving the Blind Spot in the Car: Side Mirror Adjustments

Some of the most serious, yet preventable auto accidents occur because of blind spots in side mirrors while driving. Earlier this week, we posted an article about compensating for the naturally occurring blind spot in your eye, by turning your head t...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  June 17, 2009

What's in Your Blind Spot?

Did you know that the human eye contains a “blind spot?” This occurs because there is a portion of the retina (the light sensing area of your eye that processes the images we see) that contains no light sensitive cells.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  June 15, 2009

There's Nothing Nice About Black Ice

Of all the driving hazards associated with winter, there is one condition that even professional truck drivers’ fear- black ice. Black ice shows up on pavement when it is least expected.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  December 10, 2008

Texting and Wrecking

It's well-known among workplace safety geeks that one of the most frequent hazards employees encounter on a daily basis involves driving a vehicle. This includes not only risk for those who drive for a living, as well as those with incidental driving...

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  October 20, 2008

Return of the School Bus

There are many signs that indicate summer’s end no matter where you reside. The sun sets a little bit earlier. Temperatures drop noticeably at night. And the big yellow school buses reappear.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  August 29, 2008

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