Encourage Your Drivers to Abandon All Aspects of Distracted Driving Every Day

By Art Liggio on Jun 3, 2019 10:37:00 AM

ManGroomingDDPart three of Driving Dynamics' four-part blog series for our 90-day Distracted Driving Awareness campaign. See below for our free driver safety e-lesson offer.

 

As a fleet-based organization, it’s your duty to educate your drivers on how to cease dangerous driving activities and encourage them to practice safe driving every time they enter a vehicle.

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Smartphone Use Leads to Blindness—But Fleet Administrators Can Help Deliver the Cure

By Art Liggio on Apr 23, 2019 1:19:00 PM

Brunette young woman sending a message with her mobile phone sitting in her carPart  two of Driving Dynamics' four-part blog series for our 90-day Distracted Driving Awareness campaign. See below for our free driver safety e-lesson offer.

By now most of us have read and seen media reports regarding the troubling crash statistics related to distracted driving influenced by smartphone use. What is it about this simple activity that causes a driver’s performance capabilities to diminish? For safety professionals, it’s important to understand the physiology of how taking calls and texting dramatically reduces the amount of information drivers can process to safely operate a vehicle.

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An Unexpected View on Distracted Driving

By Art Liggio on Apr 16, 2019 1:13:00 PM

Beautiful businesswoman sending a text while driving to work

Part one of Driving Dynamics' four-part blog series for our 90-day Distracted Driving Awareness campaign. See below for our free driver safety e-lesson offer.

 

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. To commemorate this annual campaign, let’s strive to reach an all-time high this month in the number of drivers distracted at any single moment.

 

Wait, Huh? What in the world?

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Establish and Maintain Safety Zones to Avoid Rear-End Collisions

By Art Liggio on Mar 19, 2019 10:04:00 AM

Rear-End Collision 144189667The rear-end collision is the most common type of automobile crash.  Almost 40% of the six million accidents that happen each year are rear-end collisions. Furthermore, almost 87% of the crashes were caused from drivers not paying adequate attention to the road.

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The Price of Imbalance: Profit Achieved at the Expense of Safety

By Art Liggio on Dec 11, 2018 9:58:00 AM

My management team just finished the arduous task of producing next year’s business plan bigstock-Return-On-Investment-64642078and budget. Time, effort, forward thinking, compromises and multiple revisions all played a role in accomplishing this yearly forecast. Each year, several key projects (think $$$s here) are identified, which we believe will bring value to our clients and the company as well. Of course, from my vantage point, one of the responsibilities I have is to challenge management on what the Return on Investment (ROI) will be for these new projects. From here we prioritize and decide which ones to pursue and implement in the coming year.

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Taking A Holistic View of Incidents to Achieve Maximum Driver Safety Improvements

By Art Liggio on Oct 30, 2018 2:46:29 PM

Creative sign with the text - Big DataBig data is really here. The amount of details we can amass related to drivers’ activities behind-the-wheel is impressive and loaded with powerful, useful intelligence. However, organizations that have access to this may still face challenges achieving maximum results because a data-driven focus can have an unintentional consequence—To see the driver as a problem to be controlled rather than a resource to be leveraged.

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Just When We Thought We Were Making Progress: Crash Stats

By Art Liggio on Jul 17, 2018 9:17:04 AM

woman investment consultant analyzing company annual financial report balance sheet statement working with documents graphs. Stock market, office, tax, education concept. Hands with charts papersIn 2003 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published the report, “What Do Traffic Crashes Cost? Total Cost to Employers by State and Industry,” which identified, among other vital statistics, the average cost employers incurred with each vehicle crash. Funded by NHTSA, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) released “Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes to Employers—2015™”an update to the 2003 report which should receive careful review by anyone involved in Fleet operations.

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One Second Advantage™ Safety Tip: Avoiding Aggressive Driving

By Art Liggio on Jun 7, 2018 8:22:36 AM

475851167There is probably not a day that goes by when you see someone taking unnecessary driving risks. If you are like most individuals, this can make you quite uncomfortable—maybe even angry at times. Without a doubt, aggressive driving is a serious and growing problem. It is rude, often illegal, and always dangerous. Speeding, tailgating, frequent and sudden lane changes, failure to yield right-of-way and disregarding traffic signals—these aggressive behaviors are contributing factors in more than 50 percent of all collisions. 

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A Word on Sharing the Road from This Two-Wheeled Weekend Wanderer

By Art Liggio on May 19, 2018 9:44:04 AM

Motorcycle going at high speed on a straight road I had reached a certain age; grown the requisite over-sized waistline (I’m being kind to myself) and now sported a graying beard. Like tens of thousands before me sharing these similar traits, I purchased my first motorcycle. Go figure! And I have to say I’m enjoying the heck out of my weekend rides.

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Check Your Corporate Pockets for Holes: Your Driver Fleet and Negligent Entrustment Exposure 

By Art Liggio on Mar 14, 2018 10:07:23 AM

Corporate Pockets-631734-edited.jpegBoom! Bang! Crunch! Ouch! No— this is not the beginning of a 1960s Batman TV episode. However, it may just be the beginning of a real-life nightmare: One that every employer and their drivers hope never to experience. I am referring to an avoidable crash created as a result of an employee operating a vehicle for company business who has poor-to-no-qualifications to do so safely and responsibly. Unfortunately, this scenario plays out every day.  

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You too can be signal superhero: reduce incidents and save lives with the power of one finger

By Art Liggio on Feb 23, 2018 10:41:39 AM

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For those of you who do not know me too well, I am incredibly mighty and powerful. As a matter of fact, I can state unequivocally I can outperform most people simply with the use of one finger—no not that finger! I’m talking about the all-powerful index finger on my left hand.

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Carl Cormier Presents on Driver Safety at the Spring '18 Utility Fleet Safety Conference & Expo

By Irena Dmitry on Feb 22, 2018 5:19:02 PM

Carl Cormier, senior driving instructor and safety consultant for Driving Dynamics is presenting Going into AutopilotCarl Cormier2.jpg: Is Technology Preventing or Causing Increases in Driver Incidents? during the spring 2018 Utility Fleet Safety Conference & Expo as part of its newly added Fleet Safety Track. A description of Carl’s session, which takes place on Tuesday April 25 from 7:30-9:00am, appears below. 

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