Drowsy Driving Update 2014

National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week runs November 2-9, 2014. Highlighting the need for drivers and safety teams to focus on drowsy driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has issued a new research report which states that 21% (one … Continue reading

Sleep Apnea: One Pathway to Drowsy Driving

NOTE: This article is part of a series investigating the definition of “impaired driving” as it occurs in society, traffic safety and driver safety professional networks. Drowsy driving, sometimes called fatigued driving, has long been suspected of a great number of crashes.  … Continue reading

UPDATE: Drowsy Driving

Our recent posting about Drowsy Driving got a lot of attention.  We wanted to circle back and provide a few updates. A federal jury awarded a $7 million judgment in the case of a fatigue (or driving while drowsy) case.  … Continue reading

Drowsy Driving Week – November 6-12, 2011

No, it’s not the week where we want to drive drowsy — it’s to raise awareness of the extent of the issue and the need to educate drivers of what they can do to prevent driving while drowsy. While most … Continue reading

How IS my driving?

Based on industry estimates there are several million commercial vehicles (ranging in size/type from SUVs/Vans and Pickups thru tri-axle dumps and tractor trailers) using some sort of “how’s my driving” placard system. Some of these are internally developed and executed … Continue reading

Summer Driving

Over the past twenty-five years of my safety career, I’ve seen countless videos, bulletins and articles highlighting tips and advice to drivers on coping with the savage conditions of “Winter Driving”.  Without a doubt, the winter season can bring unpredictable … Continue reading

Reader Follow Up from Driving Too Fast for Conditions

We’ve received a ton of great suggestions and comments from our recent blog post on “driving too fast for conditions” and we wanted to share some of those with you. “In the UK we are advised to keep a minimum gap to … Continue reading

Greased Lightning vs. Driving Miss Daisy

Browse more data visualization.   I enjoy interesting infographic displays — they tell a lot of data in a small space, but they don’t always tell the whole story (they’re not designed to!) There are many layers of issues driving … Continue reading