Florida’s Seat Belt Usage at All-Time High

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Florida’s Seat Belt Usage on An All-Time High: To not be totally critical here, we would like to refer to a press release by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), on October 17th 2017, regarding a research study that they conducted. According to the results of the research study, the rate of statewide usage of seat belts across Florida has reached the peak of 90.2 percent. Putting it at an all-time record. The 0.6 percent increase in the rate of usage of seat belts from 2016, which had the seat…

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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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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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Seat Belt Use in 2015

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Seat Belt Use [su_divider top="no" divider_color="#ffffff" link_color="#ffffff"]The use of seat belts increased from 81.2% in 2006 to 88.5% in 2015, according to NOPUS. NOPUS is a survey that provides nationwide probability based data in the United States. 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in traffic crashes in 2015. Additionally, 52% of those occupants were known to be restrained with a seat belt.  In contrast, 48% were known as unrestrained at the time of the accident. [su_divider top="no"] [su_divider top="no" divider_color="#ffffff" link_color="#ffffff"]Similarly, of those same occupants, the age groups of 21-24 and 25-34 had the…

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