CAROLINA COASTS EVACUATED !


 

The governors of North and South Carolina have issued a mandatory evacuation of all residents and tourists from their respective states. Hurricane Florence, a category 4 hurricane, is packing 150 mile per hour winds, and is expected to hit the Charleston, SC area by Friday morning. Once it hits land, it is expected to drop 20-30 inches of rain inland. Please be careful…avoid this area until the ban is lifted. Truck deliveries will be affected. Please be patient and SAFE!

 

 

New Railroad Crossing Safety Ad To Air

” Stop! Trains Can’t “

The U. S. Department of Transportation launched a $7 million digital, radio, and digital video campaign to raise awareness  to railroad crossing safety.

The message is aimed at young male drivers to make the right choice at railroad crossings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration(FRA) have joined ranks on this nationwide effort.

Last year alone, 232 people died in railroad crossing accidents. It has been determined that approximately every three hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States.

The ads will target males ages 18 to 49 in the states that have the most dangerous crossings. The states that are targeted are: California, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Mississippi, New Jersey, Arkansas, and Arizona.

The message is clear. It takes a train going 55 miles per hour, one mile to come to a complete stop. That’s the length of 18 football fields. Nearly all of the deaths at crossings are preventable…”Stop! Trains Can’t”

Source: www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/dot-launches-new-railroad-crossing-safety-ad-campaign

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Distracted Driving

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month.  Distraction.gov, published by the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, defines distracted driving as any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.  According to the NHTSA, these type of distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating & drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player or MP3 player

But because test messaging requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most dangerous distraction. Read More

Distracted Driving

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month.  Distraction.gov, published by the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, defines distracted driving as any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.  According to the NHTSA, these type of distractions include:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating & drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player or MP3 player

But because test messaging requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most dangerous distraction. Read More

Summer Driving Tips

Road-Trip-ImageSummer is finally here, which means a lot of us will be going on family vacations and traveling to spend time with family and friends.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) knows that summer means there will be more people on the highways and has released a helpful guide that has driving tips from before you leave your driveway to on the road tips.  Below is the NHTSA’s guide. They also have a fun interactive guide online at http://www.nhtsa.gov/links/SummerDrivingTips/index.html. Read More

Summer Driving Tips

Road-Trip-ImageSummer is finally here, which means a lot of us will be going on family vacations and traveling to spend time with family and friends.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) knows that summer means there will be more people on the highways and has released a helpful guide that has driving tips from before you leave your driveway to on the road tips.  Below is the NHTSA’s guide. They also have a fun interactive guide online at http://www.nhtsa.gov/links/SummerDrivingTips/index.html. Read More

Motorcycle Safety Awareness

Share the Road

May kicks off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an initiative supported by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), to encourage motorcyclists and drivers of all other kinds of vehicles to “share the road”.

The NHTSA reported that motorcyclist fatalities increased in 2011 to 4,612, accounting for 14 percent of total fatalities for the year.  Read More

Motorcycle Safety Awareness

Share the Road

May kicks off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an initiative supported by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), to encourage motorcyclists and drivers of all other kinds of vehicles to “share the road”.

The NHTSA reported that motorcyclist fatalities increased in 2011 to 4,612, accounting for 14 percent of total fatalities for the year.  Read More