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Driving Safety

Winter Driving Awareness

Bad weather conditions are out of our control and often occur unexpectedly.  Therefore, adjusting to winter driving conditions should be at the forefront of our defensive driving mindset. This post identifies some common issues that a coach operator may run into when out on the road and tips on how to respond when appropriate. Loss…

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CMV Traffic Safety Facts

FMCSA’s mission is saving lives by reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving CMV transportation through education, innovation, regulation, enforcement, financial assistance, partnerships, and full accountability. The information in the following link shares traffic safety facts related to CMV related incidents.   cmvtrafficsafetyfactsheet2018

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Slippery Road Surfaces

In addition to the obvious indicators such as icy conditions and wet leaves, there are many other substances on roads that can lead to a loss of friction creating dangerous driving conditions. For example, most dry roads contain a layer of tar, rubber, and oil. During warmer weather these types of residue can heat up…

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CMV Driving Tips – FMCSA Web Pages

Even the most well-trained, safety-conscious commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver is at risk of engaging in driving behaviors that could lead to a crash on today’s crowded highways. Weather conditions or road conditions change and suddenly “driving too fast for conditions” becomes a risk factor. Failing to look or looking and not seeing, impaired performance…

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Too Close for Comfort….And Safety

Tailgating is an all too common occurrence on America’s roadways. But before you point the finger at others, take a look at your own driving habits. How often have you had to brake suddenly to avoid colliding with the vehicle in front of you, or muttered under your breath because the vehicle ahead was traveling…

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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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