Tag Archives: Safety Tips

Navigating Railroad Crossings: The Importance of Staying Alert

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3734″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]When a motorist is new to driving, it’s important to have a firm understanding of railroad crossings. What are railroad crossings? What should I do if I encounter a railroad crossing with a gate? How do I handle a crossing without a gate? Even though getting stuck at a […]

Sharing the Road with Runners

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3693″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Encountering runners on the road is a common occurrence in many communities around the United States. Although fitness is important to people of all ages, these runners can sometimes pose an additional risk to drivers. Drivers, especially new drivers, need to be aware of the dangers posed by runners […]

Always Wear Your Seat Belt

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3688″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Every day, you make thousands of decisions. While some of these choices are of little importance, some can be the difference between life and death. This is certainly the case regarding decision of whether or not to wear a seat belt while in a car. Below are some of […]

Construction Workers Have the Right of Way

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3683″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]As a driver you are required to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Nowhere is this more important than when you are driving in a construction zone. The lanes may be narrower. Workers may cross the road in front of you or be working right at the […]

Be Aware of Your Surroundings While Driving

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3651″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Now That Spring is Here, Drivers Need to be Aware of Their Surroundings Spring is here, which means people are getting out and enjoying the nice weather. Spring is an important time for drivers to be cautious of outside surroundings such as children and pets. Although many […]

What to Do at Stoplights

It’s easy to know what to do when you come to a traffic signal that is functioning normally, but what about times where the lights are blinking, it’s not working at all or there is a police officer directing traffic.Those are all situations you will encounter at some point while driving. In less populated areas […]

Do’s & Don’ts of a Four Way Stop

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3533″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] What is a Four Way Stop? A four way stop is an intersection of two roads with “Stop” signs facing each of the four directions. A four way stop has rules, simple rules that should be easy to follow. However, add two to four drivers, any of whom […]

Understanding School Bus Traffic Law Keeps Everybody Safer

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3441″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Virtually every city or town in the nation has one or more schools in its jurisdiction. Because of this, school buses can be found on almost all of the roads and highways in the country. They are used to transport students of all ages to and from schools, […]

Minimizing Car Accidents

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This past week the midwest experienced it’s first major winter storm of 2015 and along with the snow and cold came icy roads. Icy roads and low visibility that unfortunately helped to contribute to a huge pile up of nearly 200 vehicles in Michigan along I-94 this past Friday. That portion of I-94 is […]

Nighttime Driving Safety

While driving at night your visibility is dramatically decreased since we have to rely on our headlights and street lights. You’re also more likely to encounter drunk or tired drivers and if you are in a rural area you may encounter wildlife. A typical set of low beams only illuminate 160 to 250 feet in […]

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