Driving Safety

Your Defensive Driving Formula for Success

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 drivers,…

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Autumn Presents Unique Driving Challenges

With every change of season, comes different driving challenges. In early fall, darkness arrives early and the ever-less-timid deer population is on the move. Those and other factors have led U.S. DOT to warn of a marked increase in the number of vehicle accidents as the fall season begins. Driving Blind At this time of…

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The Coach Driver’s Checklist

Professionally driven coaches are involved in fewer road accidents per km travelled than other vehicles. However, coach drivers need to drive in a responsible manner at all times and show professionalism by anticipating and forgiving stupid and unsafe behavior by other road users. In order to help the drivers adapting their behavior, the International Road…

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Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 15-21, 2019

CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program will hold two annual brake safety campaigns in 2019: • Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 15-21, 2019. • There will be an unannounced one-day brake safety enforcement initiative, which will be held at any time throughout the year. During both the announced and unannounced brake safety enforcement campaigns, CMV…

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REMINDER: Mobile Phone Restrictions

I have been receiving periodic reports/complaints from other motorists on the road that our operators have been seen using their mobile phones while driving. I am including the link below as a reminder for the rules of utilizing a phone while operating a commercial motor vehicle. Please familiarize yourself with these restrictions and follow them…

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Tips for Driving Safely in Fog

Snow. Ice. Rain. When you think of weather conditions that make it difficult to drive, these are probably the first ones that come to mind. One weather hazard you shouldn’t underestimate, however, is fog. It is unpredictable, often unexpected and can contribute to accidents when drivers don’t adjust to the conditions. Understanding when and why…

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How to Safely Share the Road with Motorcycles

It’s easy for auto drivers to forget that not everyone on the road has the same level of protection that they do while blitzing around town. Every time a biker hits the road, they face unique safety threats and vehicle drivers are one of the main hazards. According to the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation), more…

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