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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Improving Vehicle Safety with Back-Up Cameras and Alarms
Blind spots. Every car on the market has them. Blind spots are those zones around your vehicle where you cannot see what’s near or behind you, even when utilizing the rearview and side view mirrors correctly. Depending on your height, blind spots usually consist of an area of […]
You might not think too much about how your car seat and mirrors are positioned on a regular basis. It’s a “set it and forget it” type of thing, right? You purchase the car, adjust the seat to your liking, ensure you can see out of all the mirrors, and then drive off the car […]
We have officially entered the dreaded “winter driving season”. As police officers, we are required to drive in all types of weather. The conditions in which we drive during the winter months can range from perfectly dry roads to rain, snow, slush, ice or any combination thereof. Here in Northern Ohio, the road conditions can […]
Drunk driving has long posed a hazard to roadways throughout the country. When we hear the term “impaired driving”, alcohol tends to be the first substance that comes to mind, as everyone is very familiar with the phrase “Don’t Drink and Drive.” However, more recently, drugged driving is becoming an increasing problem. In fact, according […]
The numbers don’t lie: according to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), one in 10 high school seniors reported that they had driven a car under the influence of marijuana. In fact, 75% of those teens even say they drive better after smoking marijuana. Are you one of them?
If so, we […]
When your teen first gets his or her license, it’s an exciting time full of new possibilities. However, as much as we all want our teens to enjoy their newfound freedoms, it’s also vital to have a discussion about substance abuse and safe driving before handing over the car keys. In fact, research shows that […]
Last month I wrote about the 80% rule. The 80% rule states that “we must never exceed 80% of our vehicle’s capability.” The article discussed smoothness, simple dynamics and controlling speed as factors in maintaining optimum control of a vehicle. Also, possible indicators of exceeding 80% of a vehicle’s maximum capability were reviewed.
The 80% rule, […]