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Staying Safe at Railroad Crossings

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2018, 336 drivers went around a gate and were struck by a train; 99 people died in those crashes – a 10-year high.” When approaching a railroad always remember that trains have the right away. A train cannot swerve out of the way of your vehicle. […]

Staying Safe Around Emergency Vehicles

Every driver was taught at some point when an emergency vehicle is around you how to react. There are steps people are taught to take in order to allow the emergency vehicles to safely pass around traffic or safely do their job on the side of the road. There has been an increase in drivers […]

10 Tips to Decrease Boating Accidents

Our previous blog gave the top 11 causes of a boating accident. Next, we wanted to give tips on how to avoid those problems It is extremely important that whoever is manning a boat knows the proper information on how to boat safely. Everyone on board needs to be aware of the safety precautions that need […]

Boating Accident Causes

It is now March and spring break is fast approaching. People will be out and about on the water swimming, and boating. While boating is a great time in good weather, it is important to be informed on the statistics and safety precautions of boating.  According to American Boating Association, “In 2016, the Coast Guard […]

Avoiding Road Rage

Driving can become frustrating at times. It is important to focus on your response to that frustration. Otherwise, aggressive driving can take over. The AAA Foundation estimated how many drivers “engaged in the following angry and aggressive behaviors during the previous year”: Purposefully tailgating: 51 percent (104 million drivers) Yelling at another driver: 47 percent […]

Dangers of Speeding

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities.” People speed for a multitude of reasons. One main reason being that they are late or rushing to get somewhere.  However, the Transport Accident Commission figured that, “Travelling 65km/hr in a […]

Tire Safety

“3.2 trillion miles were put on tires in the United States in 2017”. This fact alone shows how incredibly important it is to understand tire safety.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2017, a total of 738 people died on the road in tire-related crashes”.  Knowing what tire you’re putting on your […]

Accidents Caused by Debris and How to Avoid Them

According to AAA, “Between 2011-2014, road debris was a factor in a total of more than 200,000 police-reported crashes, resulting in approximately 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths.” Debris flying can be a huge problem, especially on interstate highways while driving high speeds. However, most accidents caused by debris are preventable.  There are a few things […]

Causes of Higher Accident Rates Among Elderly Drivers

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “In 2016, about 7,400 older adults (aged 65+) were killed and more than 290,000 were treated in emergency departments for motor vehicle crash injuries…Involvement in fatal crashes, per mile traveled, begins increasing among drivers ages 70‒74 and are highest among drivers ages 85 and older.” Although Americans […]

Important Steps to Take After an Accident Occurs

Focus on Safety first Assess injuries If injuries aren’t too serious pull your car to the side and turn it off Assure you’re out of the way of traffic Do not leave the scene 2.  Get help Call the police immediatley,  even if the accident seems minor 3. Collect Data Other drivers name  Their license plate […]