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...

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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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Increase in Traffic Deaths on U.S. Roadways

Despite a significant increase in both auto safety mechanisms and road infrastructure, the U.S. has seen quite a hike in motor vehicle accidents. Reports show that in 2015 alone there were over 2.3 million car accident injuries and more than 35,000 fatalities—a 6.3%...

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Post-Car Accident Checklist

A car accident is a shocking and traumatic event, even if no one is hurt. While you might have a hard time processing what just happened, you need to be aware of what’s required from you to protect yourself legally and ensure you and the other drivers on the road are...

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School Buses Across the Nation Getting Ticketed

School bus drivers are trusted by millions of parents across the nation to get their children to school on time and, more importantly, safely. While most bus drivers do just that, some are a bit more reckless. They receive traffic tickets while driving the bus, which...

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Must-Have Car Safety Features in 2017

Like any other average car buyer, I had not set foot into a dealership in over eight years, but I decided that 2017 was the year for a new purchase. Excited at first, I stepped into the dealership office and immediately felt overwhelmed as I stared at the newest,...

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Will Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Accidents?

As Uber rolls out a small fleet of self-driving cars and Tesla begins production on vehicles with full self-driving capability, autonomous cars are all the latest buzz. Although advancements in technology are not quite up to par with that of George Jetson’s flying...

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Driving Safely Around School Buses

With the devastating loss of six children in November’s Chattanooga school bus crash, school bus safety is the nation’s new topic. Unfortunately, it often takes tragedy to pursue much needed change.   And needed it is; while deadly crashes are rare, school bus...

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2016 Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway

On Wednesday, November 23, 20016, Driver's Alert teamed up with the Broward County Sheriff's Office to hand out Thanksgiving meals to families in need. It is a great annual tradition that puts smiles on many faces.

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Are You a Distracted Driver?

Distracted driving has slowly become second nature to drivers. Though we don’t get behind the wheel with the intentions to disregard traffic, I can’t be the only one pleading guilty of not always giving the road my full and undivided attention.   As you make your...

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Just How Dangerous is Drowsy Driving?

Have you ever driven on less than eight hours of sleep?   For most people -- no matter age, gender or occupation -- the answer is yes. It’s a safe estimation that every driver would plead guilty to at least one count of “driving while drowsy.” Of course, it’s not...

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