Tag Archives: Road Safety

What Are the Most Common Traffic Signs?

Traffic signs function similarly to traffic signals as they control the flow of traffic and fulfill fundamental needs of drivers and pedestrians. Generally, traffic signs aim to: Grab driver and pedestrian attention Convey a clear, simple meaning Command respect from road users Give adequate time for the proper response (yield, stop etc.) Stop Signs This […]

What to Do When Encountering Certain Traffic Signals

Traffic signals are used to control the flow of traffic while also promoting safe and efficient driving. Traffic control signals can be found along, beside, or above a road and are used by motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. Traffic signals also create breaks in traffic to allow pedestrians ample time to cross the street […]

pre-trip procedures

Do You Follow These 5 Pre-Trip Procedures?

The process of getting ready to drive starts before you even get into your car. Regardless of how good a driver you may be, you need a vehicle that is in good condition. When was the last time you did a thorough vehicle inspection? When you’re in a hurry, do you take time to check […]

Using Your Senses While Driving (Besides Vision)

A large majority of the information you gather while driving is received through your eyes, such as the cars around you, traffic lights and signals, road construction, street signs, and so much more. Even though your sense of sight is crucial, you will still need to depend on other senses to identify any potential dangers […]

The Dangers of Driving While Sleep Deprived

Do you frequently go on long driving trips? During these drives, be aware of the onset of fatigue, drowsiness, or just plain boredom— here’s how you can identify the warning signs and put some preventative measures in action.   Dangers Fatigue lessens your capability to perform tasks, such as driving. This is because senses are […]

What to Do If You’re Involved in a Minor Car Crash

You’ve been in a minor crash. This can be a scary and stressful situation. Your mind is going in a million directions and you’re wondering what to do next. Here are some things to consider if you’re involved in a minor car crash:   Pull Over. If possible, safely pull over to the side of […]

Slow Down, Construction Ahead

There are only two seasons in the Midwest – winter and road construction. There will be plenty of roadway repair projects this fall, so here’s what you need to know to safely reach your destination when road repairs and construction are taking place.   Limit Distractions. It is important to note that you need to […]

Parent’s Guide to Modeling Good Driving

Remember when your little one would follow you around and mimic your every move? They were your “mini-me.”  Yet now, as a teen, things may be different.  It’s important to remember that many children will still do as you do even as they age.  Be sure to practice good technique on the road so you […]

Driving with Limited Visibility: What You Can Do to Avoid A Crash

When dealing with limited visibility, the first rule is that you only drive when you must. If you can avoid driving in fog, rain, night-time or other conditions that limit your visibility, you will reduce the risk of becoming involved in a crash. Here’s what you need to know about driving with limited visibility and […]

10 Tips for Dealing with Heavy Traffic

Few things are more frustrating than getting stuck in a massive traffic jam. Whether it’s caused by a crash on the road, construction, or general rush hour backup, driving in traffic is less than ideal and can also be dangerous. Here are 10 tips for dealing with heavy traffic.   Slow Down When there are […]

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