driver safety Tag

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...

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...

IIHS test passenger side safety!   Wait for it! https://youtu.be/EyTG3C5qFCU The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety is now testing passenger side safety in crashes.  The institute is located in Virginia and has played a major role in improving safety in our automobiles.  From 2009-2014, there were nine (9) vehicles that had no fatalities per million cars on the road. The IIHS has does great work in encouraging automobile manufactures to beef up their vehicles to protect the passengers.  At the IIHS they test new safety devices, side  collision safety, driver side front end collision safety, roll over top crush safety, among many other things.  They...

Driver Positioning: To maintain a balanced, smooth control over your car, you should be in the proper driving position.  Maintain proper driver positioning at all times. Sit comfortably and maintain good control over the car with a balanced motion. You should be 10-12 inches from the steering wheel. This is the distance where your wrist rest comfortably on the steering wheel at 12:00 with a slight bend in the elbow. The steering wheel should be slanted toward your chest or body and not your face. The potential danger of the air bags deploying makes this distance necessary for your protection. The air bag...

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