Many people call it the holiday season or the festive season but October through December each year is also the worst time of the year for deer-strike collisions.Continue reading “The Worst Time of Year for Vehicles Hitting Deer in the USA”
Lowering Blood-Alcohol Concentration [BAC] Limits for Drivers DOES Reduce Crashes
[This article was first published, by the same author, on the ‘Drive and Stay Alive’ website in 2003, but the photograph is new.]
A… study conducted by the Styrian Austrian Road Safety Board reviewed the effects of lowering the BAC from .08 to .05 percent in Styria. Comparing 1998, when the new BAC went into effect, to 1997, the decline in alcohol-related crashes amounted to 11.6 percent.
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Far Too Many Harmful Errors and Omissions in US Road Safety Advice… even from the Government!
We are the first to realize that this page is far too long. It is now in the process of being broken down into much smaller segments which will appear below as links and replace the majority of the visible text. Thank you for your patience.
When Road Safety USA was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in 2019, one of our key goals from the outset was to work to reduce the astonishing number of failures in the official advice that is given to drivers and other road users in the USA.Continue reading “Far Too Many Harmful Errors and Omissions in US Road Safety Advice… even from the Government!”
NHTSA seatbelt-safety photo unwittingly highlights an extra danger
Don’t just fasten your seatbelt… If you don’t want internal injuries, THINK!
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Teaching Drivers How to Get Out of a Skid or do an Evasive Swerve Can Result in More Crashes Afterwards, Not Fewer!
Training drivers to have the insight to avoid emergency situations, not the skills to overcome emergency situations
Emergency situations are situations that require immediate action to regain control over the vehicle and/or that require immediate action to avoid a crash. Driver training that aims to enhance the skills to regain control in emergency situations such as skid training, evasive swerving and emergency lane changes has proven not to be effective.
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Why do so many drivers ignore the safety of construction zone workers?
April 20-24, 2020, is this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week. Sadly, however, far too many drivers are extremely thoughtless about the safety of roadside workers.
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Breakdown at the Roadside? Where Should you Wait, for Greatest Safety?
Many people are killed or seriously injured while waiting for a repair or a tow after breaking down on the side of the road, so how should you protect yourself?
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MEMORIAL PAGE – Chief Terry Engle, Hampton PD (IL) – April 11, 2020
Please note that this page has now been moved to our purpose-built “Road Victims USA” website. To visit the page click here.
State Highway Safety Programs are Being Affected by Covid-19
…The current response to COVID-19 at Federal and State levels reflects the fact that impacts have become extensive and widespread throughout the United States.
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Myths and Bad Advice in Road Safety (USA) — A Quiz!
Find out which advice you’ve been given is either inaccurate or even potentially dangerous, and why!
Here are ten questions which we hope that American drivers and any people involved in any aspect of U.S. highway safety will participate in. We are looking to see how many have been given the safest advice and how common any inaccurate beliefs may be.
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