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Seatbelts in a Collision

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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…

Know the Odds of Passenger Restraints…

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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…

Does Everyone Have to Wear a Seat Belt?

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Have you ever been in the car for a short time (ex: backing out of the driveway, going a few blocks to the store) where you don’t buckle up? Before…

Backing Up Can Bust You Up

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Emergency Vehicles

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Emergency personnel risk their lives every day to help people in a time of need. Drivers need to pay attention and respond properly when emergency vehicles approach. Describe what you…

Driving Under the Influence … It’s Not Just Alcohol

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Is taking a prescription or over-the-counter medication as dangerous as drinking alcohol combined with driving? Safe driving requires precise skills, clear judgment, concentration, and ability to react to what happens…