July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month


Did you know that more than three-quarters of a million vehicles were stolen in the  U.S. in 2017?  


Let's face it, if your vehicle is gone, you will have to learn how to walk or bike safely.



Learn more from the NHTSA about vehicle theft prevention.

National Safety Month: June 2019


The NSC's National Safety Month offers a wealth of safety information; weeks three "Fatigue" and four "Impairment" are of particular interest to drivers.


Learn more and access free materials to share.  

Motorcycle Safety Month: May 2019


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Motorcycle Safety Month is designed to help motorcyclists and motorists share the road, watch out for each other, and learn and follow best practices for safe driving.  




Drowsy Drivers are Dangerous Drivers


Driving at Night: Dangers of Drowsy/Fatigued/Tired Driving 

How NOT to Drive in Winter Weather


Despite Punxsutawney Phil's prediction of an early spring, it seems the

inclement weather may hang around for a while ... 


Read Erie Insurance's "How NOT to Drive in Winter Weather" to help you

make it through the last stretch of winter. 


Happy Holidays and Stay Safe



Best wishes for the holiday season and new year and a reminder that the best way for everyone to be happy and healthy is to drive safely!


Read the National Safety Council’s Holiday Travel Tips



December 2018 is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month



Did you know that there is a Presidential Proclamation on this topic for 2018? 


Visit the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"

Holiday Season campaign page for a wealth of resources to help your workplace, organization or family prevent death or injury during the holiday season. 



Don't Be A Turkey On The Road This Thanksgiving



To help you prepare for a busy travel day, check out a comprehensive 

“Stress-Free Guide to Thanksgiving Travel” from Erie Insurance.



Happy Thanksgiving from! 

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week Nov. 4-11, 2018


Visit the National Sleep Foundation to learn how being tired while operating a vehicle — probably a more common behavior than most of us would like to admit — might be more dangerous than you realize. 


Additional information:  


National Safety Council: Drowsy Driving is Impaired Driving


Top 4 Fall Driving Hazards (And How to Handle Them)



Read Erie Insurance's tips on how to stay safe on the road this fall.

P.S. - Tip 5 - don't be distracted by the colorful foliage!

National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 21-27, 2018


It's no secret that teens are at a high risk behind the wheel. Their inexperience makes them highly susceptible to numerous distracted driving behaviors in addition to speeding, lack of seat belt use and many other unsafe driving practices. 


Visit the National Teen Driver Safety Week “Rules of the Road” campaign webpage to learn more.


National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 15-19, 2018


National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program - and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators and other interested parties to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. 


Visit the National Association for Pupil Transportation to learn more.

Labor Day Weekend 2018: August 31  September 3

Simple precautions such as wearing seat belts, staying sober and remaining

alert can help to make this a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend for everyone.  


Review the National Safety Council's Labor Day Injury Facts



August 2018



Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over


August 17-September 3, 2018
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Safety Month Week 4: Driving



Check out the National Safety Council's extensive safe driving resources



June 2018

Memorial Day Weekend: May 2018


This is one of the three most dangerous driving days of year in the United States. Learn more about the risks and how to manage them:


More Than 400 Roadway Deaths Estimated During Memorial Day Weekend For Second Straight Year


5 Memorial Day Driving Safety Tips


May 2018 Driver Safety Observances


Three major observances in May, targeted at very specifc at-risk groups. 

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Sponsored by the National Organizations for Youth Safety

Motorcycle Safety Month


Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Bike Month

Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists




April 2018 Driver Safety Observances


Even if the weather isn't quite cooperating yet in North America, spring is officially here – and that equals more time on the road with heavier traffic and lots of construction. Check out the resources below for some excellent driving safety tips and reminders.  




National Work Zone Awareness Week: April 9-13, 2018

Sponsored by the American Traffic Safety Services Association 




Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2018

Sponsored by National Safety Council





Drinking and Driving During Christmas in the United Kingdom: Infographic 2017


This infographic shows how impaired driving due to alcohol during the holidays would have a similar negative impact in your country.  


Winter and Holiday Driving Update


IIt's official - winter is here, and that means driving on snow and ice-covered roads. Review some quick tips to help manage the risk: 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: November 24 - December 31, 2017


Do the right thing and stay sober if you are going to drive during the holiday season - and the rest of the year as well. 


Program information from Traffic Safety Marketing.

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. 


July Update


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. 


Motorcycle Safety Month


National Bike Month


Spring Into Safe Driving


April is the month most associated with Spring; in the U.S., this generally means warmer weather, rain, more driving – and lots of road construction and repair.


It’s a great time to remind ourselves to stay focused (National Distracted Driving Awareness Month) and to obey all posted signs in work zone areas (National Work Zone Awareness Week). 



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