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Keep alert and be prepared

A few tips on how you can stay alert and be prepared for changing conditions.

Seatbelts

It is estimated that we who are not involved in crashes, pay for more than three-quarters of all crash related costs. The costs come from higher insurance premiums, taxes, travel delays, and excess fuel consumption related to traffic delays.

Ambulance specific safety programs

In order to keep practitioners, patients and the general public safe we must have an organized structure which gives us the skillset and tools to recognize risk, assess its severity, and remove or mitigate it.

"Taps" is not a Christmas Carol

There are those of us who have only heard “Taps” on Memorial Day, at presidential funerals or in John Wayne movies. Most of us have watched a president place the wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, salute and stand at attention while “Taps” is played.

Seat belts

Reasons to wear your seat belt as part of your defensive driving program.

Keep cool in traffic

Keeping your cool is important for your overall defensive driving program. It is not difficult to get upset with other drivers while you in traffic, but it is important that you remain calm.

Watch out for fatigue

Defensive driving requires you to know and understand the dangers of driving while overly tired or fatigued.

Avoid collisions

Your defensive driving program should stress the importance of avoiding collisions, and how to prevent them.

Driving hazards

By understanding what these are before you get behind the wheel, you can help prevent accidents and injuries while driving.

Key points to remember when driving

As part of your defensive driving program, keep the following key points in mind at all times. By knowing and using the information presented here, you can help prevent accidents from happening.