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Pedestrian and Cyclist Awareness – Watch Out

Some of the most dangerous interactions on our roadways are those involving cars and a pedestrian or cyclist. According to the Washington Post, approximately 700 cyclists are killed in collisions with cars and 45,000 are injured every year. The numbers are even more staggering for a pedestrian. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports […]

Speeding and Social Norms

Breaking the Law, Breaking the Law Speeding might be the most common law broken. We’ve all been guilty at one point or another and it’s a common place occurrence that’s practically expected of drivers. Most of us can’t stand to drive behind someone who is coasting anywhere near the posted speed limit. So what do we do? […]

Professional Driver Accidents

IMAGINE YOURSELF AS THE OWNER OF A TRANSPORTATION COMPANY . . . You do just-in-time business to business delivery, hauling trailers of dairy products to stores. Just like with any transportation company, it’s time-sensitive. All professional driver accidents cost you money on claims, extra time between hauls, and an opportunity cost for hauling more. They […]

The Can-Do/Will-do Model™: What Employees WILL Do

There’s what we CAN do, and then there’s what we WILL do . . . I have a friend who is an incredible artist. In high school, her teacher would hang her work up and down the halls. Other teachers paid her to do paintings to decorate their homes or give as gifts. Her self-portrait […]

5 Deadliest Professions: How Do We Make an Impact?

What are the Deadliest Professions? Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,867 U.S. citizens died from fatal workplace injuries in 2015. It’s a major decrease from the early 90’s when the BLS found that 6,632 workers died between 1993 and 1994. Still, there was a slight increase from 2014 to 2015 in worker deaths. The […]

What are Accidents?

Groundhog Day I tune into NPR’s 90.3 Ideastream every morning on my way into work. I know, big surprise, a recent Literature graduate from a liberal arts school listens to NPR. Regardless, as you may know, they give a Cleveland traffic update a few times each morning, which usually goes like this: Traffic is slow […]

Why Do People Have Accidents?

  It’s the end of January in Northeast Ohio and winter weather is doing its worst. Driving into work, I experience flash whiteouts, snow packed down slick on the road, and ice that can make an all-wheel drive pick-up do a pirouette. It more than doubles my commute. And, just when I think it can’t […]

How To Build a Safety Strategy

What is Safety? The word safety is powerful, persuasive, and always on everyone’s mind. We all make decisions based on our idea of safety every day. It’s safer to lock my house at night. It’s safer to use my blinker when merging. The safe bet is to buy tickets for an event in advance. If […]

300:29:1 – What’s the Meaning?

300:29:1 = Not Your Morning Coffee Every day when leaving for work, a middle-aged father backs his car out of the driveway.  He’s been doing it for so long that it comes as naturally as sipping his morning coffee. He puts his foot on the brake, puts the car in reverse, and seamlessly turns the […]