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 [...]
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Injuries account for a considerable percentage of health-related expenses. Safeguarding employees from automobiles crashes makes good sense for businesses; traffic crashes cost companies and employers billions of dollars in direct crash-related costs, such as medical care liability, lost productivity and property damage. Cost-conscious companies and employers would be smart to control costs by providing comprehensive [...]
In 2013, motor vehicle crashes killed more than 1,600 people and injured 293,000 while they were working. Over half of the injuries forced people to miss work. Overall, on-the-job crash injuries (fatal and non-fatal) amounted to about 7.6% of all crash injuries. Motor vehicle crashes on and off the job cost employers $47.4 billion in [...]
The National Safety Council (NSC) recently released a report outlining the finding of their latest study. From January to June of this year, the total number of motor-vehicle deaths was at 18,630, a 14% increase from the last 6 months of 2014. The NSC believes there are a number of factors behind these statistics. Firstly, [...]
At its latest meeting, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) elected Jana Simpler as Chair. She has been the Director of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety since 2010, and she has served for both the Association's Executive Board and the Federal Relations Committee. In response to an increase of almost 10 percent in roadway [...]
Florida has implemented CTSTs, or Community Traffic Safety Teams, to help solve traffic safety issues. These teams are comprised of highway safety advocates, and these groups work to solve local traffic concerns that include drivers, roads, and automobiles. Ultimately, CTSTs want to reduce the number of auto accidents and decrease the severity of these crashes. [...]
Despite safer vehicles and tighter laws, American roads are still dangerous. In 2014, 32,675 people were killed in traffic accidents, and the year before, 2.3 million people were injured in vehicular accidents. Why are these numbers still so astonishingly large? If American roads were as safe as those in Ireland, the number of deaths prevented [...]
A study co-sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety of 1,002 NJ drivers, found that drivers with longer commutes are less likely than drivers with shorter commutes to drive safely. Commuters with longer drives tended to talk on the phone more often than commuters with shorter journeys to work, are more likely [...]
Driver Safety Program By: Rumble Strip 10. As long as you are generally careful, you do not have to worry about other reckless drivers. 99% of accidents are caused by "you" and not "the other guy". It is a known fact. 9. Bicycles are cheaper to operate than motor vehicles so you should swap over [...]
Written By: Al Costa In the past weeks we've seen how Brazil has been considering increasing the amount of ethanol mixed in gasoline. The mix, which historically has been at a whopping 25% (the world's largest), is receiving strong pressure from the local sugar cane producers to go to 27.5%, as a means to encourage [...]