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Sharing the Road With Motorcycles

Sharing the Road With Motorcycles

Reducing motorcycle fatalities — and keeping your fleet drivers safe — begins with an understanding of how to safely share the road with motorcyclists.

May 11, 2018

Setting Mirrors to Eliminate Blind Zones
Drowsy Driving Dangers

Drowsy Driving Dangers

A motorist with less than five hours of sleep in a 24-hour period has a crash risk comparable to one who’s legally drunk. Cars.com’s Matt Schmitz provides tips to stay safe, and awake, on the road. Read the full tip here.

March 30, 2018

Driving on a Wet Road

Driving on a Wet Road

AAA offers several tips so drivers can use the safest approach when driving on a wet road. Read the full driver training tip here. Video via MonkeySee.

March 23, 2018

Driving During an Earthquake

Driving During an Earthquake

If an earthquake strikes, how should a fleet driver respond? This video answers that question and provides several key tips. Read the full story here. Video courtesy of New Zealand Civil Defence.

March 9, 2018

Handling an Ice Skid

Handling an Ice Skid

Winter brings snow and ice on roadways, so here's a tip to help drivers handle an ice skid. Richard D'Astolfo of Aclubdriving.com gives three tips in this Howcast video. Read the full story here.

March 2, 2018

Driving on Gravel

Driving on Gravel

Driving on gravel is more difficult than pavement because your tires don't get the traction needed for stable control. That’s why it’s important to always approach gravel roads with caution. Read more here. Video courtesy of MB Public Insurance.

February 21, 2018

Reducing Pothole Damage

Reducing Pothole Damage

Potholes can cause pricey repair bills to the suspension and tires of a vehicle. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, gives several tips about how to reduce damage caused by this hazard. Read more here. Video via Car Coach Reports/YouTube.

February 15, 2018

Advanced Steering Techniques

Advanced Steering Techniques

Driving instructor Andrew Wunderlich provides several steering techniques preferrable to the hand-over-hand method, including the "push-pull" technique. Read the full safety tip here.

February 12, 2018

How to Drive in a Lightning Storm

How to Drive in a Lightning Storm

Ford Motor Co. offers advice on what steps drivers should take to protect themselves against a lightning strike. Video courtesy of Ford. Read the full safety tip here.

February 5, 2018

Remember to Slow Down and Move Over

Remember to Slow Down and Move Over

When approaching a stopped emergency vehicle with its lights flashing, drivers need to slow down and, if safe to do so, move over to give emergency workers an empty travel lane as a safety buffer. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

January 29, 2018

Mich. Tow Truck Crash

Mich. Tow Truck Crash

Despite slick road conditions, a driver fails to slow down when approaching a tow truck parked on the side of a Michigan highway. Dashcam video courtesy of the Michigan State Police and WTHR. For the full safety tip, click here.

January 29, 2018

Defending Your Company. Defending Your Driver. With Video.

Defending Your Company. Defending Your Driver. With Video.

Brittany Britt of Davis Transfer understands the power of video. Get definitive answers on how incidents start and how drivers react. Having forward-facing and cab-facing cameras protects your fleet and provides coaching opportunities against close following, cell phone use and much more. Hear Brittany's story in this video. or, for more information, go to info.smartdrive.net.

January 24, 2018

What's the Deal With Roundabouts?

What's the Deal With Roundabouts?

Studies confirm that roundabouts can sharply reduce crashes, so a growing number of municipalities are replacing some traditional signalized intersections with roundabouts. Here's what drivers need to know about roundabouts. Video by Cars.com via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

January 22, 2018

Driving With Vision Disorders

Driving With Vision Disorders

The three most common vision disorders that can compromise driving safety are cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Video courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For the full safety tip about protecting your vision, click here.

January 15, 2018

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