Steer Clear of Black Ice

Of all the driving hazards associated with winter, there is one condition that even professional truck drivers’ fear- black ice.  Black ice shows up on pavement when it is least expected.  Dry pavement becomes a shiny, slippery surface in a matter of a few feet, making other vehicles, ditches, guard rails and even buildings an more…

Safety Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

Tips on handling the common hazards of driving in rain, fog, snow, and ice:   Slippery roads (wet/icy): Stay below posted speed limits To avoid hydroplaning, try to drive in the tracks of the car in front of you Know your vehicle’s braking system Watch for icy patches on bridges and in the shade Increase more…

Hit the Brakes (or Don’t)

Rain, snow and wind make driving extremely hazardous. In fact, the adverse weather conditions create double trouble. Congested traffic, winding curves and steep hills make driving difficult enough during normal conditions. But, when we combine these road conditions with wind and wet weather, a whole new set of circumstances are introduced. We must adjust our more…

Strategies to Combat Drowsy Driving

“Most people think that sleepiness and drowsiness are only due to lack of sleep, but there are other factors that affect your levels of alertness throughout the day. These include staying awake for 16 hours or more, sleeping less than seven or eight hours a night, having interrupted sleep or suffering from an untreated sleep more…