August 2017 Safety Coach: Speedy Running Back is a Luxury, Speedy Driver is Costly

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Most drivers recognize speeding is a threat to their own safety and that speeding can put others around them on the road in jeopardy, too. Yet, speeding remains one of the most common risky driving behaviors, and few view this risky behavior in the same social context as being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

When you talk with your employees and your drivers about speeding, ask if they are familiar with the hurry-up-and-get-there syndrome. You know the one: A person zooms by, then a minute or two later can be spotted only a few yards ahead in congested traffic.

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May 2016 Safety Coach: Gym is the Place to Take Out Aggressions, Not the Road

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You hear it almost every day: I’m running late.

In Texas and across America, busy people are always playing a game of catch-up. The game spins out of control when it spills onto roadways and motorists engage in unsafe driving behaviors, including aggressive driving.Angry driver

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines aggressive driving as an act that occurs when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.”

Aggressive driving is traffic offense. This differs from road rage, which is a criminal offense characterized by willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others. Employers need to recognize both because of the number of collisions that occur every year and how those collisions impact their bottom line.

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