Restaurant owner automobile safety

Whether from using a company vehicle or your employee driving their own vehicle, there is a potential for motor vehicle accidents whenever wheels are turning.  Driving while distracted, tired, operating at unsafe speeds, and following too closely are just some of the behaviors that put you at risk for accidents.  Know who is driving on behalf of your company, and practice safe driving habits.

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A workplace motor vehicle crash costs an employer more than $24,000. If the employee is injured, the cost increases to more than $125,000.

Test your knowledge about summer driving

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  • Test your knowledge to see if you are prepared for
    this summer's weather challenges.

  • When approaching an unfamiliar roadway, which appears to be flooded, to get to your destination you should:

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    Drive through quickly so momentum will carry you through.
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    Drive through slowly so you can back out if there is a problem.
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    Find an alternate route.
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    Walk out into the flooded roadway to test the water depth.

    Find an alternate route. Vehicles can easily become stalled in flooded roadways, and both vehicles and people can be swept away in shallow, but fast moving water.

  • Summer is road construction season. When approaching construction zones where lanes are reduced, you should:

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    Try to get ahead of other traffic.
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    Make sure no one cuts in front of you.
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    Become upset because of the impending delay.
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    Slow down and drive defensively because other drivers may be doing all of the above.

    Slow down and drive defensively because other drivers may be driving aggressively or become upset due to delays.

  • Tailgating the car in front of you is acceptable because:

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    You will get to your destination two seconds faster than if you maintained a safe following distance.
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    Other drivers like to see your gorgeous face close up in their rear-view mirror.
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    Because you are actually the super hero, Speed Ranger, and have lightning fast reflexes.
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    Tailgating is never acceptable.

    Tailgating is never acceptable. You do not have adequate time to react if the vehicles in front of you do something unexpectedly or you become distracted.

  • While driving during summer you should expect:

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    More bicyclists and motorcycles on the road.
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    Vacationing travelers who may not be familiar with the roadway.
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    Cars full of teenage kids being driven by distracted teenagers.
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    All of the above.

    Drivers should anticipate all of these during the summer months and drive cautiously when encountering them.

  • The most common type of collision between a car and motorcycle is:

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    Car rear-ending a motorcycle.
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    Car hitting a motorcycle head on.
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    Car turning in front of motorcycle.
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    Motorcycle rear-ending a car.

    Car turning in front of motorcycle. Motorcycles have a smaller profile, making them more difficult to see, and making it difficult to perceive their distance.

  • The recommended following distance for a car is two seconds. Commercial trucks and buses require four to eight seconds, depending on their size. This is under ideal conditions. What conditions require drivers to increase their following distance beyond these recommendations?

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    When pulling a trailer.
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    When fog or smoke decreases visibility.
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    When roadways are wet.
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    All of the above.

    All of the above. Anytime driving conditions are not ideal, one or more seconds should be added to your following distance.

  • It is acceptable for experienced drivers to perform secondary tasks, such as texting, reading and applying makeup while driving as they know how to do it safely:

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    False

    Performing secondary tasks is dangerous and should not be done by anyone.

  • Bicyclists are required to follow the same rules of the road as motorists:

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    True
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    False

    Bicyclists are required to follow the same rules of the road as motorists. However, not all cyclists are aware of this or follow the rules. Be on the lookout for cyclists riding toward oncoming traffic, failing to stop or yield at intersections, or failing to signal turns.

  • What is a "stale green light"?

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    A worn-out bulb on a traffic signal – you should inform your local street department.
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    A new lite beer with a twist of lime.
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    A traffic signal that has been green for some time, which may turn yellow before you reach the intersection.
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    A warning light indicating a flooded roadway – look for another route.

    A traffic signal that has been green for some time. If you approach a traffic light that has been green since you first saw it, the light may be changing soon to yellow. Anticipate the change and prepare to stop.

  • After it starts to rain on a hot day, the road surface can immediately become slippery because:

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    Water and heat doesn't mix well.
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    Oils that have been collected on the roadway become slippery.
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    Your tires don't like the heat.
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    The road is not a sponge.

    Oils that have been accumulated on the roadway since the last rain become more slippery until they are washed away. On hot days, oils seeping from the pavement increase this hazard.

  • Your results:  out of 

    Your score:

    Use your score to find out how prepared you are for this summer's driving challenges.

    • 10 Well done. Drive safely this summer!
    • 8-9 Good job, but you should review a few points.
    • 6-7 It's time to adjust your driving habits before its too late.
    • 5 or less Your wheels are spinning and you need help.

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