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[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...

https://youtu.be/FFrUY8yl11o Risk vs reward! Speeding Almost all endeavors in life of great reward, involve some risk. What is the actual reward for taking the risk of speeding on the Virginia roadways.  Is there a reward at all?  Is it time?  Watch the video below if you  are speeding to save time!  Realize risk in not all circumstances leads to proportionate rewards! For example, investment risk often brings large economic rewards, however, the down side of that is monetary failure on a large scale.  Gambling incurs large risk, but brings a thrill to many, that causes them to take the risk for the ride...

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...

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...

What techniques can we learn to avoid collisions? A Safe Way Driving Academy, LLC   To Consider Is it possible to put space between you and other cars in all situations? What type of thought process and vehicle placement is required to avoid collisions? How does knowing the traffic patterns, understanding the signs, road markings, and being courteous to others on the road help to prevent collisions? What is the reason for most “accidents”? Can you have a crash if two people or objects are NOT occupying the same space at the same time? How can you prevent this? This is the subject of...

INSURANCE DISCOUNTS FOR DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINIC! [caption id="attachment_16970" align="alignnone" width="300"] Learn how to drive in inclement weather in our driver improvement clinic![/caption] INSURANCE DISCOUNTS FOR DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINIC! To consider   Þ  At 45 mph you cover 66 feet in one second.  Þ The average person takes 1 ½ seconds to begin to brake. This reaction time can increase with age. Þ It take  3 seconds to be in a crash, beginning to end. Þ It takes the average car 84 feet to come to a stop at 20 mph, can you react in time to a child running out in your neighborhood. Þ An airbag deploys at 1/25...

Techniques for avoiding collisions- SIPDE [caption id="attachment_53" align="alignnone" width="300"] SIPDE and safe driving[/caption] Techniques for avoiding collisions- SIPDE S.I.P.D.E is an acronym for defensive driving. #Defensivedriving is not a passive activity, but rather an active, conscious effort made to train your eyes and mind to drive in a defensive manner. By using this system of scanning the environment, identifying possible conflicts and preparing in advance for these conflicts you will be able to, essentially: decide ahead what action you need to take in order to execute smooth movements and avoid any conflict that may arise. An intersection in an urban environment is the most potentially dangerous...

BGE : Blind Glare Elimination 5 times to check your blind spot [caption id="attachment_16560" align="alignnone" width="300"] Always Check your blind spot when merginig![/caption] By setting your mirrors in the BGE (blind, glare elimination) settings, with side view mirrors 7 degrees out, you can greatly reduce your blind spots. Even eliminate them completely when set properly, but it is virtually impossible to totally eliminate the blind spot for very small vehicles, motorcycles or pedestrians, so it is important to take the over the shoulder glance. You can apply a convex mirror to your rear view mirror, but these will distort the image and require...

Always Check your blind spot when merging! https://youtu.be/B93tfG4ZydY Checking Your Blind Spots A “blind spot” is defined by the area where your rear view mirror view ends, before your side view mirror view begins and your peripheral vision does not see. It is generally right beside you over your left or right shoulder. A vehicle can be in this spot and be completely hidden from your view. To avoid crashes always check your blind spot before changing directions. When checking your blind spot, you should quickly glance, returning your eyes immediately to your forward path of travel. Your left blind spot is checked...

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