Lessons learned to avoid a traffic accident

Ways to avoid being involved in traffic accidents.

Take nothing for granted - driver training is important

A good driver safety program regardless of the number of vehicles, vehicle size or type should include a driver training component tailered to the needs and exposures of your organization.

Fleet training programs from a legal perspective

The creation and implementation of a fleet training program is intended to reduce the number of accidents involving vehicles within your fleet

Steering clear of failure to yield accidents

Without right of way rules, driving would be a mass of confusion, with drivers always trying to beat each other through an intersection. Right of way rules are designed for everyone’s safety.

Why you should be a defensive driver

According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts, someone is injured on the road every 18 seconds – over 2 million of those are disabling injuries and from those disabling injuries.

Yes, you should wear seatbelts

Wearing seat belts is a prime issue in defensive driving. The use of seat belts over the years has reduced the number of serious injuries and fatalities seen in vehicle accidents.

To be seen is your responsibility while driving

The ability to see where you're driving is one of the most important factors in driver safety. But are you doing everything you can to be seen by other drivers?

Be extra careful at night

Driving at night adds extra hazards and is often more stressful. To reduce the risk of having an accident when driving after dark, be sure to take these precautions.

Keep alert and be prepared

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

Backing techniques

One out of every four accidents can be blamed on poor backing techniques, according to the National Safety Council.