Successful Approaches for the Development of a Safety Culture

The U.S. Domestic Scan Program has released a report that documents factors and conditions which lead to a strong safety culture within a transportation organization. The report also provides examples of specific actions taken by transportation organizations that supported successful implementation of their safety programs. The U.S. Domestic Scan Program was developed by the American [...]

Successful Approaches for the Development of a Safety Culture 2017-10-31T21:04:34+00:00

Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do

The decision to get behind the wheel or stay on the road despite feeling drowsy can be deadly. A drowsy driver is an unsafe driver. A lack of sleep negatively impacts performance. It slows reaction time, impairs judgement and situational awareness, increases lapses in attention and risk taking as well as the potential to micro [...]

Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do 2017-10-31T21:04:34+00:00

A Guide to Developing an Effective Policy for Mobile Phone Use

The mobile phone has revolutionized the way we communicate The National Road Safety Partner Program in Australia has released a report that outlines how and why to develop a policy for mobile phone use in motor vehicles. If you have yet to create a mobile phone policy, or if it's been a few years since [...]

A Guide to Developing an Effective Policy for Mobile Phone Use 2017-10-31T21:04:35+00:00

US Trails Other Developed Countries in Transportation Safety

Transportation Safety Metric According to a new report titled North Dakota Statewide Traffic Safety Survey, 2016 - American drivers have room for improvement when compared with other developed countries around the world: ...One transportation safety metric, road traffic death rate, is higher than in other developed countries (World Health Organization 2016) (Figure 1.1). Progress has been made [...]

US Trails Other Developed Countries in Transportation Safety 2017-10-31T21:04:35+00:00

Vehicle Traffic Crashes are Leading Cause of Death in the US

In 2014, for the sixth consecutive year, motor vehicle traffic crashes were not among the top 10 causes of death in the United States. Motor vehicle crashes were the 13th leading cause of death from 2012 to 2014.

Vehicle Traffic Crashes are Leading Cause of Death in the US 2017-10-31T21:04:35+00:00

How To Avoid Drowsy Driving

There's a hazard lurking on our highways and roads. One that causes over 100,000 accidents a year yet isn't rightfully acknowledged like well-known road hazards such as drunk driving and texting while driving. This hazard is drowsy driving - a problem that is avoidable under most circumstances. This article will examine drowsy driving, its dangers, [...]

How To Avoid Drowsy Driving 2017-10-31T21:04:38+00:00

Behind The Wheel Driver Training – ONLINE!

In all the years I have been involved in designing, delivering and implementing Commercial Vehicle Safety Programs and interacted with thousands of Safety Directors I have come to two conclusions: 1. Safety Directors truly care about their drivers safety always referring to them as my people, my team, etc. 2. They exercise stringent hiring criteria [...]

Behind The Wheel Driver Training – ONLINE! 2017-11-15T19:47:44+00:00

Have You Looked at Your Vehicle Policy Lately?

When was the last time you reviewed your formal vehicle policy? Is it up to date considering new and developing federal, state and local regulations regarding distracted driving, cell-phone use, anti-idling regulations? Does it include policies that compliment your in-house safety, maintenance, and green-fleet initiatives? Are you sure your drivers understand it? If you don't [...]

Have You Looked at Your Vehicle Policy Lately? 2017-10-31T21:04:38+00:00