News & Views Category: Stay Alert
Fatal work zone crashes are up 70% in Ohio from 2011 to 2012. Motorist error is the number one cause of work zone crashes. In fact, of the more than 5,000 work zone crashes annually on Ohio roads, more than one third of them are caused by drivers who follow too closely. Continue Reading →
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) have a joint web site at www.ready.gov/severe-weather with information that will help save lives by educating the public on what to do before, during, and after severe weather strikes. Last year (2011) there were more than 1,000 fatalities and 8,000 injuries caused by severe weather. While we can’t control when or where severe weather will hit, we can prepare and arm ourselves with the knowledge of what to do before, during, and after a severe weather event. Continue Reading →
Fatigue is a safety concern year round, however summer often finds us more tired than usual. Longer daylight hours and additional activities all come at the expense of quality rest and sleep. Even after an enjoyable and much needed vacation you are likely to feel tired and will find it difficult to get back into the work routine. For whatever reason, if you are tired you are at a greater risk for errors and accidents. Continue Reading →
The Statistics In 2009, 667 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in highway work zones and more than 30,000 were injured. About 85 percent of those killed in work zones are drivers and their passengers. Distracted driving causes 25% of all traffic accidents. Continue Reading →
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