If you are forced to stop your commercial motor vehicle on a highway or shoulder of a highway for anything other than necessary traffic stops, as the driver, you are required to warn others of your presence using the emergency warning devices kept on your unit. In the event it is necessary to make an…

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Even the best drivers can let their driving deteriorate when their attitude starts to slide. What attitudes can turn a normally good driver into a risk-taking one? A feeling that everyone is out to get me or hold me up. Judgements about other driver’s actions “everyone else is a lousy driver” that leads to frustration.…

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It is predicted more than 55 million people are expected to travel during this holiday week which quite likely will cause slowdowns during your trip. A barrage of weather factors around the country on top of heavy traffic will likely add to the misery for travelers. AAA is projecting near-record travel volume on American roads…

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Bad weather conditions are out of our control and often occur unexpectedly.  Therefore, adjusting to winter driving conditions should be at the forefront of our defensive driving mindset. This post identifies some common issues that a coach operator may run into when out on the road and tips on how to respond when appropriate. Loss…

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Over 40% of fatalities happen at intersections because there is so much activity and vehicle interactions but there are a few simple habits that can help you to reduce the risk of an intersection crash. What types of crashes happen at intersections? Rear end collisions. Turning right conflicts with vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists. Turning left…

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If driver attentiveness is important during the day, it is even more so during the twilight and nighttime hours. Not only is your vision severely limited after dark, but your depth perception, color recognition and peripheral vision become compromised the moment the light starts to fade. Add to this driver fatigue, and the dangers of…

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