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CMV Equipment theft and potential weaponization

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Recently, a Motorcoach was stolen while idling at a pickup point for passengers. Two Motorcoaches were staged and waiting to be loaded with passengers when the first Motorcoach drove away. The vehicle was, as is common, left running while the driver was preparing to load passengers. The vehicle was boarded by a thief, and driven […]

Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations

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A new study from the University of Iowa concludes that drivers engaged in a conversation — either over the phone or with a passenger — are slower to recognize and respond to a new object in their field of view. A conversation creates an “attention disengagement” lag, researchers found, which affects the driver’s ability to […]

Put down that cellphone; distracted-driving law is here

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Washington state’s new distracted-driving law is now in effect. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a ticket: No more excuses, public-safety officials say, but would you actually be charged the $136 fine for violating Washington state’s new anti-distraction law, which takes effect Sunday? That depends on where you drive. The Washington State Patrol […]

Staying Safe on America’s Freeways

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Driving on a freeway is probably the safest driving any professional driver will ever do. You can generally travel long distances without stopping or without having to contend with intersections, narrow streets, bicycles and pedestrians. However, because of the higher speed and traffic volume, freeway driving requires a higher degree of driver awareness. Entering/Exiting Freeways […]

Your Defensive Driving Formula

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  No matter how much experience you have behind the wheel, there are always new hazards and situations waiting for you just around the next corner. You can prepare yourself to face these challenges by driving defensively. Defensive driving is about using your skills and knowledge to protect yourself against the unsafe acts of other […]

Rail Road Crossing Safety

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Due to recent events, this Rail Road Crossing Safety presentation is now available. Please take a few minutes to watch the presentation, as there are some dramatic illustrations about Rail Road Crossing Safety. You may need to click the link below to access this presentation depending on your device and Browser. Be safe out there! […]

Avoiding The Rear-Ender

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Rear-end crashes are the most common type of accident in the U.S. and yet, they are often preventable. One of the best ways to avoid rear-ending another vehicle is leaving plenty of space between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Doing so allows you adequate time to slow, stop or take evasive […]

Look Out For That Distracted Pedestrian!

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While viral videos of people smacking into street signs may be funny, people walking around with their eyes glued to their cell phone screens is no laughing matter. According to Injury Facts 2015, distracted walking incidents involving cell phones accounted for more than 11,100 injuries between 2000 and 2011. Moreover, a recent report from the […]

Safety Tip: Averting Pothole Damage

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It’s a bumpy road out there — have you noticed? Across the nation, streets are riddled with potholes. And many drivers don’t realize just how much damage these irksome mini-craters can cause. AAA recommends the following measures to help protect vehicles from pothole damage: Inspect Tires — Make sure tires are properly inflated and have […]