Tag Archives: driving hazards

5 Tips for Driving at Night

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series Safe With Society

Did you know that the second-most dangerous time to drive is at night between 7 – 10:00 p.m.? Although, on average, people only do one quarter of their driving at night, around 50% of all traffic deaths occur during this time. If your job entails driving at night or for long distances – for example, a rideshare or delivery driver – it’s important to keep reading these 5 tips to stay safe while driving at night.

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How to Avoid Deer Vehicle Collisions

Did you know that 1 out of every 169 drivers will collide with a deer during the coming year? Wisconsin and other Midwest states consistently rank in the 10 worst states for deer crashes. Collisions between vehicles and deer cause 150 fatalities annually in the United States.

Here are some helpful tips to prevent deer crashes: (more…)

Tips for Driving in a Winter Storm

This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series Winter Defense

The winter driving season means severe weather and dangerous driving conditions. Winter storms seem to pop up out of nowhere. As a driver, you should be aware of the many safety rules/strategies for winter driving.

Before the winter driving season even starts, it is important to have your vehicle checked out by an authorized mechanic. Your mechanic should check the condition of: (more…)

Prepare for Hazardous Winter Travel

This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Winter Defense

Over the past three weeks, I have shared recommendations to protect your business, employees and customers in a four-part Winter Defense series. In this final edition, I address ways to prepare for winter driving. If you’ve missed the other Winter Defense topics, check out Dress to Protect, Recognize Dangerous Symptoms, and Protect your Business from Slips and Falls.

As we all know, winter driving can be hazardous. It requires extra planning and precautions, but can also be unpredictable with surprise snow totals, drifting, black ice or emergency closures. (more…)