Avoid Drowsy Driving this Holiday Season

It’s been a tough few weeks, but you finally handed in your last report, picked up some Christmas gifts and packed family, dog and grandmother’s gravy recipe into the car. Now it’s only a six-hour drive and then you’re ready to spend the holidays with the in-laws. If...

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Driving Safely in Extreme Weather

When the wind is howling and it’s pouring down, all you want to do is stay indoors under a cozy blanket. But sometimes you have to venture out and put on the appropriate jacket to prepare for whatever the weather has in store for you. If you are heading out in your...

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Using Mindfulness to Defeat Distracted Driving

Recently, my wife and I were discussing distracted driving. It’s not weird because I’m a driving instructor. Anyway, I was casually explaining how distracted driving has become the main topic of conversation in the driver safety community.   “It’s a problem that...

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How to Check Your Tire Pressure

One national study revealed that most vehicles on the road today are inflated at only 80% of the vehicle manufacturer's recommended pounds per square inch (PSI) rating. Driving a motor vehicle with underinflated tires is dangerous. It can result in...

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Your Vision and its Impact on Driving Safety

Sight is usually considered to be the most important of your 5 senses, which is why it is important to take good care of your eyes.   Why is Your Vision Important in Driving? 90% of driver information is visual. The ability to have good vision is a vital part of...

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What Exactly is Defensive Driving?

The road can be a dangerous place. Well over one million people die in car crashes in the world every year, according to the World Health Organization. Motor vehicle accidents represent the tenth most common cause of death globally in 2015. On US roads, there are over...

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Safe Summer Driving

Summer is a time when you spend your days at the beach and bonfires with friends at night – usually with fruity drinks in hand. Summer is my favorite time of year because the days feel longer, you can swim endlessly in the ocean, and end the night with a tan and a...

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How to Avoid Road Rage

In a society of frequent commutes on congested highways, road rage seems to be fairly common (either through direct experience or news reports). Many accidents on the highways and streets are due to drivers’ inability to control their temper while behind the wheel....

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What is the Definition of a Safety Culture?

Who cares? Who needs a definition of “Safety Culture”? Is there really a separate “Safety Culture”? Do you have a “Productivity Culture”? How about a “Quality Culture”? The main problem with the mentality of trying to establish a safety culture is that it makes safety...

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Preventing Hot Car Deaths This Summer

The summer months are upon us, which means temperatures are rising and days are packed with more activities. The summer months are also when the most heatstroke-related deaths occur among children – with a majority of the cases resulting from being left in a hot car....

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Is Distracted Driving the New Drunk Driving?

It took almost 70 years for drunk driving awareness to become a powerful social movement and 90 before the government enacted a national standard for BAC levels. With all our knowledge today, doesn’t that seem outlandish?   New York was the first state to ban drunk...

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Should Drivers be Trained How to Use a GPS?

This week The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency announced that they will be changing the road test for drivers in England, Scotland and Wales starting December 2017. As part of that change drivers will be required to drive for a full 20 minutes, answer vehicle...

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Road Trip Safety Tips

In late October I packed up everything I could fit into my compact car in Upstate, New York and logged over 3,600 miles to settle down in sunny San Diego. I grew up loving road trips and explored just about every area that was under an 8-hour drive from my hometown....

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