holiday driving

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]DRIVER SAFETY TIPS: THE S.I.P.D.E.METHOD OF DECISION MAKING SCAN, IDENTIFY, Tools PREDICT, DECIDE, EXECUTE   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvcggCTD4zE[/embedyt]   [caption id="attachment_17783" align="alignnone" width="300"] Scanning can help avoid slow vehicle clog up.[/caption]   Driving within the Highway Transportation System requires constant mental alertness and scanning skills.  Your visual scanning skills and your ability to make split second decisions can affect your driving safety.   SCAN:   What are you looking for? Scanning skills and defensive driving skills are learned. They do not come naturally.   Just as learning any skill takes training and practice, driving is no different.   An inexperienced driver will not scan the roadway as an...

The most frequent distracted drivers are from ages 35-39 and 65+ The average text takes 4 seconds, in that amount of time at 45 mph you have covered 264 feet!   [caption id="attachment_17516" align="alignnone" width="300"] Especially be sure and pay close attention at intersections.[/caption] A recent study by the VA Tech Transportation Institute shows that 80 percent of all crashes and 65 percent of all near-crashes are the result of driver inattention. The top five driver distractions last year were, in order: Drivers not having their eyes on the road Fatigue Looking at a roadside incident Cell phone use Passenger distractions There are 3 basic types...

Driving Defensively-Side Impact Collisions     https://youtu.be/xJ8pgQQxoJ8   Between 8,500 and 10,000 Americans are killed each year in side impact crashes. Side impact crashes occur at intersections when one vehicle makes a mistake that creates an impact on the other vehicle.  With the increase of traffic, and the increase of impatient and aggressive drivers, it is important to exercise extra caution at intersections to protect yourself. Although manufacturers have recently begun to increase the strength and security of the side of the vehicles, largely due to IIHS research, these accidents continue to be especially dangerous as the car enters at the side where there is...

Safe Driving Tips Expressway Driving VA to Fine Slow Left Lane Expressway Drivers 1.Communicate on the expressway  Virginia law states that you must always signal when changing directions.  You need to increase communication on the expressway by signaling.  Be sure to communicate lane changes, merges, exits and entrances.  By signalling, you prepare those around you for your change in direction.   Statistically,  there are less crashes on the expressway than on urban and rural roads, but crashes are usually more serious due to high speeds.  You should make every effort to increase expressway driving safety by communicating. IF THERE IS NO ONE BESIDE YOU AND...

Summer Driving  with Your Teen [caption id="attachment_17298" align="alignnone" width="266"] Ian receiving his driver's license.[/caption] Summer Driving  with Your Teen Join us for an 8 hour refresher course for teens that need extra pointers or first time drivers! Summer school break is a great time to allow your teen to practice their driving skills.  Consider letting them drive on the highway during summer family trips, in the mountains when heading out to enjoy the outdoors or in beach traffic.  These experiences will add greatly to your teens understanding of the road and their practice with interacting with other road user.  It takes 1-5 years for...

Holiday travel-safe driving tips [caption id="attachment_17072" align="alignnone" width="200"] Road construction works. Traffic cones at tropical street warning about asphalt pavement works[/caption] Holiday travel safe driving tips Holiday travel safety can make a huge difference in how much you enjoy your time with family and friends.  A little maintenance, especially where tires are concerned and planning ahead,  can save time and frustration. Call 511, visit  the free VA website at 511Virginia.org, or download the 511 app, to  find the travel information that you need to plan your trip in VA. This website will provide you information concerning road work, special events, weather closures and...

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