According to AAA, nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger or aggression behind the wheel at least once in their lives. While it’s normal to get frustrated when you’re stuck in traffic or another driver unexpectedly cuts you off, getting filled with blinding rage to the point where you lose control or want to injure someone […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.”
In 2017, 3,166 […]
From June 4-6, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual International Roadcheck Inspection Blitz. Every year, the 72 hour inspection blitz takes a closer look at a designated category to check for violations. This year, CVSA will focus on steering and suspension systems, which are critical safety systems for any type of […]
It can be a scary time for parents: their teens are ready to get behind the wheel and start driving, experiencing all the freedom and independence the open road can offer. However, while your child is looking forward to driving off into the sunset, all you can think about is all the dangers that he […]
Every state in the country has some sort of law regarding distracted driving. For instance, in each state, texting while driving is banned for drivers of all ages and in many, it’s considered a secondary offence. Many states also have laws about using hand-held devices while operating a vehicle, too, and for good reason. Did […]
A fire truck is a heavy, large vehicle that comes barreling down busy roads as it rushes to get to an emergency. Whether it’s hurrying to put out a fire or attend to another type of emergency situation, it’s imperative that the individual driving the truck understands how to drive it as safely as possible.
It’s that time of year where the weather conditions in Northeast Ohio can make traveling any sort of distance treacherous. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration, nearly 70 percent of the nation lives in regions which receive more than five inches of snowfall annually. And every year, icy conditions or snowy and slushy […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the holiday season is officially upon us. Across the globe, people are gearing up for a busy month of shopping, baking, wrapping presents, and of course, spending time with friends and loved ones at festive gatherings.
Whatever your plans are this time of year, it’s important to […]
Winter Driving: DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic
Channel Channel 19 News (WOIO) recently featured DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic providing some quick winter driving tips for their viewers
“Driving’s a diminishing skill,” Salyer said. He added, “if we’re not operating the vehicle properly or if we think we can operate it just the same on these types of conditions, […]
Almost 5,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles Found with Critical Brake Violations during Brake Safety Week
Back in September during Brake Safety Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as a mean to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from the roadways. Because properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe CMV operation, the goal of Brake Safety Week is to […]