From the monthly archives: August 2012

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8/29/2012 1:30 AM

Labor Day Weekend Safe Driving Tips

The National Safety Council has estimated that 400 traffic fatalities will occur over the holiday weekend with an additional 38,800 resulting in injuries. With the upcoming holiday, millions of drivers are taking to the road.  Here are some tips to help you stay safe: ~Make sure you are rested before driving. Tired drivers are a hazard to themselves and to those around them and mistakes can be made in judgment.  ~Wear a seatbelt. Make sure everyone else in the car is also buckled up.  ~Remember the two-second rule and don’t tailgate. Keeping a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you can help prevent an accident.  ~Obey traffic signals and speed limits. Be aware that police officers will be out to ensure that everyone is obeying traffic laws.  ~Don’t drink and drive.  ~Don’t text and drive.  ~Pay attention to emergency signals. If you see an emergency vehicle lights flashing, move over and slow down.  ~Enforce a driver&rsq ...

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8/14/2012 12:57 AM

Tips on Preventing Backing Accidents

The majority of backing up accidents are usually caused by driver unawareness or improper techniques.  Many of these accidents can be prevented just by remembering these simple tips:   ~When entering an alley that doesn’t permit drive through or turnaround, back into the alley.  This will allow you to see the traffic as you exit.  Also, ask someone to be your guide and signal when it’s safe as opposed to verbal commands.  ~Most accidents that cause injury involve children.  Make sure you do a walk around inspection of your vehicle before backing.  ~If parking on an incline, turn the front wheels into the curb to prevent the vehicle from rolling.  ~Park in the middle of the parking space and remember to evaluate the location to determine if there are obstacles present.  ~Learn how the rear of the vehicle responds and practice backing.  ~Be aware of your surrounds and perform all maneuvers slowly.  ~Check all of your mirrors and blind ...

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8/7/2012 11:39 PM

Keeping Your Eyes On the Road and Off the Cell Phone

The increase use of cell phones has lead to the rise of the number of people who use this device while driving.  As convenient and simple as this modern day technology may be, there’s also responsibility that comes along with it.  There are several dangers associated with driving and cell phone use with the main cause being driver distraction.  When people become too absorbed in their conversation, text messages, or Web surfing, this may lead to near crashes or crashes which can be fatal. Texting while driving has become a growing trend and is one of the country’s top killers.  Drivers assume they can handle texting while driving but the numbers don’t lie. Here are some causes as a result of texting and driving: ~According to the National Safety Council, texting causes 1,600,000 accidents per year.  ~330,000 injuries per year, as reported by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study  ~11 teen deaths EVERY DAY, according to the Insurance Institute for ...

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