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While Driving you should NOT be engaging in other activities. Driving should be the only focus! Here are 5 Don'ts while Driving: 1) Don't Drive Unrested. 2) Don't Eat and Drink.   3) Don't Use Cellphones. 4) Don't take Eyes off the Road. 5) Don't Forget to Buckle Up. READ MORE >>

  Having a Written Fleet Safety Program in place is incredibly important, especially for businesses that rely heavily on employees using business vehicles.    A comprehensive written safety program should always be in place and communicated to employees. This program should include: READ MORE >>

Did You Know? According to research done by the University of Utah, using a handheld or hands free mobile device slows a driver’s reactions as much as someone with a blood alcohol content of .08, the legal limit in all U.S. states. Using mobile devices to call, text or email is a leading cause of distracted driving. READ MORE >>

  After exceeding 50 inches of snow in the New York Metropolitan area this winter, The roads have paid a heavy price. Numerous amounts of potholes have decorated highways across the east coast. If you’re not careful, you can do major damage to your car. * Never hit your brakes before encountering a pothole. READ MORE >>

  First, don’t panic. You have a better chance of handling the emergency safely if you do not let fear take over. Here is what to do in various emergency situations: TIRE BLOWOUT -. If a tire blows out, hold the steering wheel firmly, and ease your foot off the gas pedal. READ MORE >>

If you are going to give a teen the keys to a car, you must have a conversation about drinking and driving.  Here are some tips for parents and their discussing drinking and driving; Set clear rules against drinking and driving. You are not their friends – you are their parents. READ MORE >>

Seat belts are the law of the land. However, despite laws and their ability to save lives, not everyone buckles up for safety. According to a recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study, nearly 40 percent of unbelted driver fatalities could be prevented with safety belt use.   READ MORE >>

You’re driving on the expressway and realize you’re driving 68 mph in a 55 mph zone. What’s the harm, right? Well, there could be plenty of harm. Surveys find that although people name speeding as a threat to their safety when other drivers around them are speeding, the majority say they also speed when driving. READ MORE >>

According to the National Safety Council, take these measures if your car breaks down: Carefully work your vehicle toward the breakdown lane or the side of the road. If you are on an interstate, try to reach an exit. Signal your intentions to drivers behind you. READ MORE >>

According to the National Safety Council, traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day. Yet many of us are unaware of night driving's special hazards or don't know effective ways to deal with them. Driving at night will always be difficult because the driver’s vision is compromised because of the lack of light. READ MORE >>

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