Safety on the Road

1907, 2015

How do I Avoid Hydroplaning?

3d2903d41c33640d20872c495d89c5dbThe following are important tips to avoid hydroplaning:

  • Keep your tires properly inflated
  • Rotate and replace tires when necessary
  • Slow down when roads are wet: the faster you drive, the harder it is for your tires to scatter the water
  • Stay away from puddles and standing water
  • Avoid driving in […]
1203, 2015

Tips For Driving in the Fog

119530-foggy-driving.1Driving in fog is dangerous because visibility is reduced. To keep safe, follow these five tips for driving in fog:

1.    Slow down.

If you cannot see where you are going, do not drive fast. Use your speedometer as a guide to regulate your speed, because thick […]

903, 2015

Passenger Without Seatbelt a Risk to Others in the Car

1_displayIn a study, published in the Jan. 21 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at the association between the death of a car occupant and the use of restraints, either a seat belt or child car set, of another occupant in […]

403, 2015

Seat Belts: Why You Should Use Them

imgresThe figures are familiar: 40,000 people die each year in car accidents, the leading cause of death for people under the age of 35. Safety belts can prevent death in about half of these accidents. If you know this and are still not wearing a safety […]

2002, 2015

Staying Alive After an Auto Accident

  • car_accidentIf your car will move, get it out of the flow of traffic and as far from traffic on the shoulder as possible. Turn on your flashers and stay inside the vehicle.
  • Keep your seatbelt on in case your vehicle is struck.
  • Call 911. Get the other driver to […]
1401, 2015

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

a3c5f2336b83b767b539f935519f8c47The popularity of mobile devices has had some unintended and even dangerous consequences. We now know that mobile communications are linked to a significant increase in distracted driving, resulting in injury and loss of life.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2012 driver distraction […]

912, 2014

Texting and Driving Prevention.

textingFact # 1 – Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field.

Fact # 2 – Reaching for a phone, dialing, texting and other uses of […]

3011, 2014

The Human Cost of Motor Vehicle Accidents

gpsfs_driver-safety_wrecked-truckDrivers take a lot of risks on our roads today – with people speeding, driving impaired, massive traffic congestion and the prevalent use of mobile phones all has led to a high probability of accidents.

Employees injured in a motor vehicle accident can have a negative boomerang […]

1011, 2014

Winter Driving Safety

winter-drivingIf you find yourself driving in the snow, stay alert, slow down and stay in control. These are the three key elements to safe driving in the snow.

Here are a few other tips for driving in the snow:

  • If you think you may be heading into snow […]
811, 2014

Before You Celebrate—Plan Ahead

h-alcohol-drunk-blurry-vision-driving-nightOf course, we don’t intend to harm anyone when we get behind the wheel during the holiday season. Yet traffic fatalities persist and myths about drinking live on—even though scientific studies have documented how alcohol affects the brain and body.

Because individuals are so different, it is […]