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September 11 2019 - How To Drive More Safely In Strong Rain and Wind, PT I, Wind.
While it may no occur to you that wind is a major concern, it still deserves special consideration from drivers. Strong wind can occur anywhere and often without notice.
Anticipate Wind Gusts. Take extra care when driving in areas prone to high wind or when weather forecasts expect same.
Larger Vehicles. Large motor homes and 18 wheelers are susceptible to wind gusts and may have trouble remaining in their lane.
Get a Grip! Keep a firm grip on your steering wheel in case the wind starts to move your vehicle. This is even more important when driving an RV or towing a trailer.
September 5 2019 - Work Zone Driving
At least here in SE Pennsylvania, there seems to be no shortage of road “work zones” these days.
There’s no doubt that it’s frustrating, but here are a few tips that may help make it more bearable and safer.
Be prepared for the unexpected. Traffic can slow or stop without notice, lanes can merge and workers can enter the roadway at any minute. Slow down. More than 1/3rd of fatal accidents in work zones are cause by speeding.
Pay attention to flaggers and signs.
Keep a safe distance. Rear end collisions account for 30% of work zone accidents.
August 28, 2019 - Fire Pit Safety
Days are getting shorter…temperatures are dropping…it’s almost time for fire pits. Here are a few tips to make sure that your fire pits is used safely.
• Place the fire pit in a safe spot away from your home, backyard deck or low-hanging tree branches.
• Always require adult supervision around the fire pit while it is in use and until it has cooled off.
• Never leave the fire unattended.
• Use sand to fully extinguish the fire.
• Let the coals cool completely and dispose of them in a metal container.
August 21, 2019 - Lightning Safety Outdoors
’Tis the season for lightning! The last few weeks here in SE PA have allowed Mother Nature to show her force. Heavy rain…loud thunder…and lots of lightning. Here are some tips that can help you keep safe if you’re caught outside during one of these storms.
If you can, find indoor shelter. A building or vehicle with a hardtop is great, just keep the windows closed. It’s further suggested to wait 30 minutes after the storm passes before venturing out. Avoid tents, pavilions or other outdoor structures.
Since lightning tends to strike high points, so if you cannot get to indoor shelter…a low, unexposed point can help protect from lightning strikes.
Finally, start away from tall objects. Flagpoles, telephone poles, fences, antennas and the like can act as lightning rods. It’s also a good idea to set up local weather alerts on your smartphone so that you can avoid being outside when a storm like this is nearby.
August 14, 2019 - Stow It!!
We continue the distracted driving theme this time, with a simple idea that could help you avoid being distracted while driving.
As a waitress on a certain TV show used to say.."Stow It"!
First, place your cellphone in your purse or briefcase. If you don’t use either of these, perhaps placing your phone in the console or glove compartment is a good idea.
Or…simply turn it off.
There’s no doubt that everyone is connected these days via their cell phone, but your safety…and everyone else’s safety is more important than a missed call or text.
Any of these ideas can help you from being distracted while driving.
August 7, 2019 - Every Second Matters!
Distracted driving is a common and dangerous occurrence on today’s roads. Traveler’s Institute Every Second Matters initiative recognizes that every driver, passenger and pedestrian has a role to play in making a positive change when it comes to distracted driving.
For example, in the state of Georgia, 74% of fatal crashes were directly attributed to one of three things: speed, impaired driving and distracted driving. Some believe that distracted driving contributes more than the other two combined.
We’ve said it before, but it bears saying again. When you’re behind the wheel….driving IS the activity..