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  • Does your HR Wellness & Benefits Program address the most dangerous activity your employees do every day? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013, 76.4% of workers 16 years and older drove alone on their commute to and from work, and another almost 10% carpooled. As something that most do every single day, Driver Safety seems to be overlooked when it comes to other Wellness Programs. Most HR Wellness Programs focus on individual health, including healthy eating and regular exercise, and some incorporate financial and emotional wellness. ​ Recent studies have shown that workers stress over their finances while at work, and that stress carries on through their commute home. Over-worrying can dominate thought and cause distraction for your

    Aug 11,
    - by Michael
  • Guest Blogger: Howard Redwood, Head of Road Safety & Programme Development atDriving Instructors Association (DIA) The physical act of driving is a complex task, however, we tend to pass it off as a ritual process to get from point A to point B. Recent studies have given cause for concern. Although the driving fatality rates have reduced by over 33% since 1998, it is a fact that 1 in every 5 vehicles on the road are being driven by someone who is driving on business. It is a sad fact that 1 in every 8 accidents involves someone driving on business and an even sadder fact that a business driver, travelling 25,000 miles annually, has a 1 in 8000 chance

    Apr 04,
    - by Michael
  • The new Cadillac XTS and ATS has an interesting way to tell you when you are "danger close", it shakes your seat. The "Safety Seat Alert" is one of several other safety features in a system called "The Driver Awareness Package". This sort of tactile feedback is becoming more important for safety systems engineers looking for ways to alert drivers to dangers without distracting them from driving. GM's Active Safety Technical Fellow Raymond Kiefe said drivers respond more quickly and accurately to tactile feedback, and the new seat is ""...akin to someone tapping on your shoulder in a crowd to get your attention." It activates when other systems detect a lane departure, closing too quickly on another vehicle, or getting

    Apr 02,
    - by Michael

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