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Roundabouts

Roundabouts are becoming more common in the U.S. because they provide safer and more efficient traffic flow than standard intersections. By keeping traffic moving one-way in a counterclockwise direction, there are fewer conflict points and traffic flows smoothly. Crash statistics show that roundabouts reduce fatal crashes about 90%, reduce injury crashes about 75%, and reduce overall… Read More »

Construction Season Is Upon Us

Construction signs, maintenance or emergency operations signs are generally diamond or rectangular shaped, orange with black letters or symbols and warn you about people working on or near the roadway. These warnings include reduced speed, detours, slow moving construction equipment and lane closures. In work areas, traffic may be controlled by a person with a… Read More »

Buckle Up, Every Time!

Your safety belt helps protect you on long trips, short trips, all trips. Many traffic deaths happen within 25 miles of home. About 20% occur on roads posted at less than 45 mph. Your safety belt helps protect you no matter the distance of your trip. If you or a loved one needs a car… Read More »

Pay Attention to Your Vehicle!

It is very dangerous to drive if your brakes are not working properly. If they do not seem to be working properly, are making a lot of noise, smell like they are burning, or the brake pedal goes to the floor, have a mechanic check them.  Worn tires can cause hydroplaning (riding on top of… Read More »

Your Health and Driving

Many health problems can affect your driving: a bad cold, infection or virus. Even little problems like a stiff neck, a cough or a sore leg can affect your driving. If you are not feeling well and need to go somewhere, let someone else drive. If you or a loved one needs a personal injury or accident… Read More »

Tire Blowout

If a tire suddenly goes flat: tightly hold the steering wheel and keep the vehicle going straight. Gradually slow down. Take your foot off the gas pedal but don’t apply the brakes until the vehicle has almost stopped. Do not stop on the road if at all possible. Pull off the road in a safe… Read More »

What to Do If You Hit a Deer

First, make sure your vehicle is still safe to drive. If not, get assistance. If your vehicle can be moved, get it off the road so it does not block traffic or cause a crash. Record the time, place and other circumstances of the incident for insurance and accident reporting purposes. If you hit a deer, you are entitled… Read More »

If You Are In A Crash

Stop your vehicle at or near the crash site. If your vehicle can be moved, get it off the road so it does not block traffic or cause another crash. Do not stand or walk in traffic lanes. Turn off the ignition and do not smoke around wrecked vehicles. Fuel could have spilled and fire is a… Read More »

Speeding

Speed limits are posted on many roads. Posted speed limits do not tell you at what speed you should drive, but that you cannot go faster than the speed shown. By law, you must go slower if conditions make the posted speed unsafe. It is illegal to exceed the posted speed limit. You may not exceed the… Read More »

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle safety is important, know the safe riding tips. Bicycle riding tips: See and be Seen- No matter what time of day it is it is always safer to be seen. Wearing some form of neon helps drivers see you anytime of the day. Also wear something that reflects light such as; reflective tape, markings,… Read More »

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