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Key points to remember

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.

Motorcycle awareness

May is “Motorcycle Awareness Month

Are near-misses better than simulations?

What's a near-miss? The simplest definition is something bad almost happens, but doesn't.

Distracted driving is getting worse

Distracted driving has been cited for the 10.4% increase of traffic-related fatalities in the first six months of 2016.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

Driving hazards

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

Safety Focus - Driving and motor vehicle safety

Learn more about driving and motor vehicle safety along with other current accident prevention information.