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Steer Oil and Gas Drivers away from Fatigue

In the oil and gas industry, workers often drive long distances to reach remote sites. Shift work can override natural sleep patterns. This can lead to fatigue and drowsy driving.…

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Together We Can End Impaired Driving

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The National Safety Council has joined forces with six other traffic safety health advocacy organizations in releasing a new video public service announcement to remind Americans that driving impaired -- in any form -- is dangerous and preventable.

"An impaired driver is a dangerous driver; we need to be focused on the 'four D's' -- drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy," said Dr. Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association, added, "As the PSA says, 'in a perfect world, impaired driving wouldn't exist.' All impairments are dangerous and preventable. I'm proud to join forces with these partners to remind the public that they hold the keys when it comes to making positive choices behind the wheel."

Hands-Free Technologies Pose Risk of Lengthy Driver Distraction

Your chances of running a stop sign, failing to notice a pedestrian in the

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crosswalk or another vehicle cutting in front of you are increased after you’ve made use of hands-free technologies in your car, according to research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The AAA Foundation suggests you could end up in a state of cognitive distraction after using technology in your vehicle that renders you unaware of your immediate driving surroundings, and it could last for a much longer timeframe that you might guess.