National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 15-21
Driver safey is important for everyone all of the time - but teen drivers are particulary at risk. Safe driving practices and skills will "last a lifetime."
Drive Safely Work Week: October 2-6
Work and driving - basically inseperable, aren't they? Driving to work, for work, from work ... all three can put you in some very tiring, frustrating and dangerous situations. Check out these resources to refresh your driving knowledge and good habits and practices.
Child Passenger Safety Week: September 17-23
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council have created a series of compelling child passenger safety public safety ads to help improve awareness of how to keep kids of every age safe.
In addition, don't forget that September 23 is National Seat Check Saturday.
Labor Day 2017: Drive Smart and Stay Safe
The Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of the summer driving season, as most people have used their vacation and the kids are back in school. However, this "last road trip" holiday weekend also makes it one of the most dangerous travel periods of the year. The National Safety Council is predicting that it could be one of the most dangerous since 2008, with the possibility for more than 400 fatalities.
The good news is that there is a lot that you can do to avoid becoming a statistic, so learn more about the facts and some great safety tips in the NSC's Labor Day 2017 blog post.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign runs from August 18 - September 3.
Did you know that an average of 10,000 people dying each year as a result of drunk driving? Or that this number increased 3.2 percent between 2014 and 2015?
Drunk driving remains a cricial drivery safety issue, so please be proactive about helping anyone who is impaired to avoid getting behind the wheel.
Hopefully everyone had a safe, fun and relaxing Fourth of July, which typically sees a lot of traffic on the roads. Unfortunately, this also makes it the deadliest day of the year for drivers.
As a reminder that any holiday can put drivers at risk, check out this short article from the National Safety Council. The statistics are shocking and the safety tips are applicable every time you get behind the wheel – not just on holidays.
National Safety Month Update
Two new items worth highlighting:
GO ORANGE – Pennsylvania's Construction Safety Zone Awareness Campaign
Drive2Win – A website based on a free app that encourages users to avoid distracted driving behaviors (reader submission).
June is National Safety Month
There are many important safety topics that the National Safety Council is working to promote this month (and are well worth checking out), but the most relevant to this site is the "Safety on the Road" campaign.
It contains lots of great information, particuarly some compelling facts about multitasking that may surpise you!
Watch Out For Your Fellow Travellers On Two Wheels
As highlighted with last month's National Work Zone Awareness Week observance, it's critical to pay attention to the safety of those who are working to maintain roads and highways.
In a similar vein, motorcyclists and bicyclists (who are expected to be as careful as those on four wheels) are often harder to see for most motorists and run a high risk of injury in the event of a mishap. So everyone needs to watch out for each other and responsibly share the road.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Contributor Lisa P shared this fine example of how not to transport items in your vehicle (photo taken at a stop light, of course!).
We all know that a visibility is a key component in safe driving, right? Just in case, a reminder to make sure all of your windows/lines of sight are free of obstructions so that you can navigate properly.
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