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Icy Roads: If you have an accident

March 10, 2019

Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations

August 2, 2017

A new study from the University of Iowa concludes that drivers engaged in a conversation — either over the phone or with a passenger — are slower to recognize and respond to a new object in their field of view. A conversation creates an “attention disengagement” lag, researchers found, which affects the driver’s ability to…

Staying Safe on America’s Freeways

July 4, 2017

Driving on a freeway is probably the safest driving any professional driver will ever do. You can generally travel long distances without stopping or without having to contend with intersections, narrow streets, bicycles and pedestrians. However, because of the higher speed and traffic volume, freeway driving requires a higher degree of driver awareness. Entering/Exiting Freeways…

Your Defensive Driving Formula

May 30, 2017

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,…

Rail Road Crossing Safety

March 31, 2017

Due to recent events, this Rail Road Crossing Safety presentation is now available. Please take a few minutes to watch the presentation, as there are some dramatic illustrations about Rail Road Crossing Safety. You may need to click the link below to access this presentation depending on your device and Browser. Be safe out there!…

Avoiding Dangerously Loaded Vehicles

March 7, 2017

LANCER INSURANCE-Avoiding Dangerously Loaded Vehicles, Traffic Packs & Exiting The Highway from Transportation Safety Systems on Vimeo.

Safety Tip: Averting Pothole Damage

February 9, 2017

It’s a bumpy road out there — have you noticed? Across the nation, streets are riddled with potholes. And many drivers don’t realize just how much damage these irksome mini-craters can cause. AAA recommends the following measures to help protect vehicles from pothole damage: Inspect Tires — Make sure tires are properly inflated and have…

Are You In The Mood To Drive?

February 5, 2017

The job of a commercial vehicle driver is tough, and there are numerous circumstances (e.g., problems at home while you’re on the road; trip or delivery delays; differences of opinion with management; passenger issues; hours of service demands; financial responsibilities; long hours on the road, etc.) that can greatly impact a professional driver’s emotions. Yet,…

The Importance of In-Vehicle Safety Technology

December 27, 2016

In 2015, 2.2% of all drivers were observed texting or otherwise manipulation hand-held devices, according to data compiled by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Vehicle technology is evolving at a rapid pace. And with this evolution has come a slew of new vehicle safety technologies, such as frontal and radar-based collision avoidance systems, blind spot…

How Using One-Third Rule Helps Bus Operators Manage Intersections

December 10, 2016

I’ve been noticing a rising number of folks — driving vehicles of all types — rushing through intersections after the signal has reached a full and solid red. There is one particular intersection in my town where motorists continue to plow through the red signal as if stopping has somehow become optional. Rushing through intersections…