Meet the Fatal Four

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Employee driving behaviors have a direct effect on employer costs. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety's new study on the cost of motor vehicle crashes to employers describes the costs employers pay for their employees' driving behaviors both on and off the job. It found that four driving behaviors are especially damaging to employers.  Speeding, Drinking and Driving, Distracted Driving, and Non-Seat Belt Use are the four most costly behaviors to employers. We're going to break down each behavior and see the effect they have on employer costs. Speeding:…

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Debunked Drunk Driving Myths

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"I know how my body handles alcohol." Driving drunk is deadly, killing someone every 53 minutes in the United States. That's 28 people every day. Despite the facts, people are still driving drunk. Let's bust some common myths when it comes to drunk driving. "Drinking coffee will sober me up!" The only way to sober up is with time. No amount of caffeine will speed up the processing of alcohol in your system. "Beer doesn't get me as drunk as hard liquor does." A standard drink, no matter the type…

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Stay Safe on the Road This Memorial Day Weekend

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Stay Safe on the Road and Prevent Accidents The National Safety Council is urging everyone to be extra cautious this Memorial Day weekend, because their goal is zero deaths. However, they estimate that 409 people may die on the roads during this upcoming holiday. It is the highest estimate the NSC has had since 2012 for this holiday, and is 12% higher than it has been for the previous 6 Memorial Day weekends. Additionally, the NSC also estimates that 47,000 people may face serious injury during this time. Lets work…

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Cinco de Mayo Drunk Driving Prevention

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Driving Drunk Affects Everyone Cinco de Mayo is a night of fun here in the US, but it's also a night of danger. Driving drunk not only affects the person behind the wheel, but others on the road as well. Crashes on and off the job have far-reaching financial and emotional effects on employees, their coworkers and families. Creating a culture of safe and socially dependable driving is essential for reducing deaths and casualties on our roads. This calls for major changes in the attitudes and driving behaviors of all drivers, not…

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Alcohol Fueled Crash Kills Teenager

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"Everybody was unconscious in that car." Multiple trauma alerts required several victims to be airlifted to the hospital. Florida Highway Patrol report indicates alcohol was a factor. Authorities say 18 year old Patterson was under the influence when he ran a red light and consequently collided with a Ford truck. The accident occurred at around 1 A.M on Saturday, March 11th in Clearwater, FL. Patterson was driving 5 passengers, ages ranging from 15 to 22. Good Samaritan Donshay Inmon, a former soldier, saw the accident happen. As a result, he decided…

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Some History of Drunk Driving Laws

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Drunk Driving Laws have changed quite a lot over the years. Let's take a look at the history of Drunk Driving Laws. In 1938, thanks to research by the American Medical Association and the National Safety Council, 0.15 percent became the first commonly-used legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC). In 1953, Robert Borkenstein, a former police captain and university professor, invented the Breathalyzer. It used chemical oxidation and photometry to determine BAC. All a person does is blow into the machine and it measures the alcohol vapors in their…

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