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Posts published in “Activities – Tailgate Talk”

Tailgate Talks are short lessons that can be delivered to small groups of learners outside of a traditional classroom. This category lists all Tailgate Talk activities.

Road Rage and Excuses

Which of the following are excuses used by people who committed murder as a result of road rage? “He cut me off on the highway.” “She was only driving the…

Seatbelts in a Collision

From a physics point of view, what would happen if you or your passengers were not wearing a seat belt and the car was brought to a sudden and abrupt…

Passenger Restraints Tips

Here are some helpful Do’s and Don’ts for seat belts. DO – Wear your shoulder belt snugly over your shoulder and across the center of your chest. DON’T – Tuck…

Know the Odds of Passenger Restraints…

An estimated 9% of Texans are not buckling up, and nearly 1,000 Texans killed in car crashes were known to not be properly restrained in 2014 (National Highway Traffic Safety…

Backing Up Can Bust You Up

Driving a car backwards is a practiced skill! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2008 to 2011, an average of 41% of non-occupant traffic injuries were caused…

Regain Control of Your Car

Have you ever had a close call, a time when your vehicle was out of control? What did you do to regain control? Here are some techniques for regaining control…

What You Need to Know About Intersections

There are so many different types of intersections, it can be hard to remember the rules for using them! Here’s a list of tips for each type. Two-Way Intersection: Check…

Out of the Way of Trains

One modern train engineer recently stated, “There are two types of train engineers—those who have hit someone on the tracks—and those who will.” Why would he say that? Think about…

Big Truck Basics

If you like to see store shelves full of all the things you need, then you should be grateful for all of the big trucks on the road who deliver…