We all know the feeling—the almost imperceptible drifting off and your body begging you to close your eyes for just a few seconds. OK if you are on your couch or even at your desk, but if you are behind the wheel, it can be deadly. This week is the National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving […]
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The National Safety Council (NSC) recognized 16 Texas employers for their driver safety accomplishments. NSC gave out the Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute Traffic Safety Conference in San Antonio to employers that successfully modified their employees’ risky driving behaviors.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) have found that far too many passing drivers are taking photos or videos and posting to social media when emergency personnel are responding to an incident.
According to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation, more than half of adults reported driving while drowsy, with almost a third reporting that they do so at least once per month. Commercial truck drivers, young people, and shift workers are some of the groups at the highest risk of driving while drowsy. Are your […]
National Safety Council (NSC) calculations indicate 164 people may be killed on the road during the Fourth of July holiday period, and an additional 18,600 may be seriously injured in crashes. Take steps to ensure that you and your employees don’t become a part of these statistics.
What is the most hazardous task your workers will do today? If you’re in a high-hazard industry, you might think it’s operating a dangerous piece of machinery or working at heights. If your industry is less dangerous, maybe it’s a job that requires heavy lifting. However, there’s a good chance that the most dangerous thing […]
The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates indicate that 402 people may be killed on the roads during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. It is the second consecutive year that the Council has forecast more than 400 roadway deaths over Memorial Day weekend.
The federal government reports that seat belt use in the United States has reached its highest level since regular national surveys began in 1994. How much of a difference does seat belt use matter? Keep reading to find out.
A road rage altercation allegedly led to the shooting death of 24-year-old Jesus Benitez-Jaimez on July 14, 2016. Benitez-Jaimez had pulled off the road in Panorama City, exited his vehicle, and walked back to confront the driver of another car behind him. When he approached the other driver’s window, Benitez-Jaimez was shot multiple times. He […]
Traffic crashes cost employers more than $47 billion annually. Keep reading for information about a safe driving campaign that can help you raise awareness and reduce incidents.