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Respecting the safety of pedestrians and cyclists

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Distracted driving can have serious consequences.  While it is clear distractions can easily cause vehicular crashes it is important to be aware of those who are much more vulnerable to a vehicle crash, namely pedestrians and cyclists and others who are considered a VULNERABLE ROAD USER.

 

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What factors can help determine a safe following distance?

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Some drivers may feel that if you are staying alert. scanning the road for hazards, and driving at the posted speed limit that it doesn’t matter how closely you drive behind another vehicle.  Every time you drive, you must pay attention to how much space you are leaving in front of and beside y...

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Safety Tips

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According to data collected by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020 over 17% of all traffic fatalities involved persons over 65 years of age. Recognizing potential factors that can increase risks and taking steps to reduce them will help keep more people safe o...

6 Tips for Safe Driving in Winter and Vehicle Maintenance November 2022

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The last week of November brings road travel to one of its high points of the year.  One that will be repeated with multiple secular holidays over the coming days and weeks.  To be safe on the road at a time when road conditions tend to be unfavorable and at times when there will be countless oth...

National Seatbelt Day Acknowledgements

National Seatbelt Safety Day

A lot is going on around you when you drive.  On National Seat Belt Day, we would like to acknowledge some of the many organizations and safety advocates that work tirelessly to educate and protect drivers and passengers by reinforcing safe driving practices.

The National Highway and Traffic Safe...

Seatbelts Save Lives! But, do you use them?

Seatbelts Save Lives!  But, do you use them?

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According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) not wearing a seatbelt can cost you your life.  For example, data collected in 2018 revealed that over half of those killed in car crashes between the ages of 13 an...

Share Reminders for National Teen Driver Safety Week

Share Reminders for National Teen Driver Safety Week

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National Teen Driver Safety Week is a great reminder for parents to have positive conversations to help reinforce safe driving practices.  Inexperience behind the wheel increases the risks for teen drivers so simple yet important reminders can ...

Simple steps to make driving for Uber or Lyft more profitable

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace dynamic considerably.  Once upon a time, it was common for employees to drive to an office, sit in their cubicles and at least try to look busy until 5 pm.  Today, millions of Americans have made the adjustments to work remotely or independently.

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Helping New Teen Drivers in the 2022-2023 School Year

Helping New Teen Drivers in the 2022-2023 School Year

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The beginning of the school year means thousands of new teenage drivers will take the road for the first time.  Data compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) indicates that more children are born from July-October whi...

NHSA Partners with SADD

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National Highway Safety Administration,     (NHSA), is proud to announce its partnership with Students Against Destructive Decisions, (SADD). For over 40 years SADD has been a champion of empowering and mobilizing students and adult allies to engage in positive change through leadership and sm...

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