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September 2017 Archives

Conflicting attitudes about distracted driving

Most New York drivers would probably agree with the view that distracted driving should be illegal since it is often a factor in accidents that result in injuries and death. Interestingly, however, they might also be part of the large percentage of drivers who admit that they are sometimes distracted while driving but believe they can handle it.

Be careful when driving close to home

Many New York motorists feel comfortable driving on familiar roads close to home. Many of them, however, are not as alert because these are roads that they travel every day, and thus this can be a dangerous act. In fact, many car accidents take place within 25 miles of their homes.

Using headlights during the day reduces car accidents

New York drivers know that it is crucial to drive with the headlights on at night or during inclement weather. However, multiple studies have shown that headlights can also be beneficial when used during the day. In fact, studies have shown that headlight use during the daylight hours reduces the number of car collisions.

Insane driving distractions people have seen on the road

Driving distractions often don't seem like a big deal. You lean over to pick up your phone after it falls on the floor. You take a sip of your hot coffee during an early morning commute. You look away from the road for just a second to see who texted you and how important it is.

Facilities managers overlook many slip and fall hazards

The Walk Zone Safety Report prepared by a safety equipment supplier should act as a wake-up call to facilities managers throughout New York. The company surveyed professionals in risk assessment, safety and building maintenance throughout many industries to calculate their awareness of floor safety risks. Survey responses revealed widespread underestimation of slip-and-fall risks throughout commercial and public buildings. Although the data documented 10 different types of locations as fall risks, 46 percent of respondents expressed their belief that their facilities presented three or fewer fall risk areas.

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