AARP driver safety refresher class offered for senior citizens

An AARP Driver Safety Program refresher class will be held at  Rufty-Holmes Senior Center,  1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,  on Wednesday, May 20. The class has been revised in 2014 to a four-hour session that includes the latest research-based safety strategies. Registration is at 12:30 and instruction from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Class size is limited, so reservations can be made by calling 704-216-7714.

The fee is $15 for AARP members. The member must bring the membership card to the class. If the card is lost, a new card can be obtained by calling the AARP national office at 1-888-227-7669 (1-888-AARP NOW). The membership number is also on the AARP magazine. The fee is $20 for non-members. The fee covers the cost of the workbook and materials. Participants must also bring their driver’s license.

Read More: http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/05/08/aarp-driver-safety-refresher-class-offered-for-senior-citizens/

Trimble adds new driver safety app

Trimble just announced the addition of a Driver Safety Scorecard to Trimble FieldMaster, a suite of mobile applications that drive improved visibility and information sharing between the field and the back office to enable a more dynamic field operation. FieldMaster is a core component of Trimble’s Field Service Management integrated portfolio of solutions that includes fleet management, work management and driver safety, the company said.

 

“The Driver Safety Scorecard enables organizations to mitigate road risk by providing remote workers with visibility into their driving performance,” Trimble said. “This allows drivers to make immediate adjustments to their driving behavior.”

Read More:  http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-adds-new-driver-safety-app

Mock drunk-driving crash at Sanford High serves as pre-prom warning

SANFORD, MI — The catcher for the Sanford Meridian High School varsity softball team volunteered Thursday, May 7, to lay in her prom dress on the hood of a damaged car, partially through the windshield, with fake blood dripping down her forehead.

Other students sat in her car and in another vehicle that appeared to have collided with them in the school’s parking lot, smashing windshields and crumpling hoods. A few moans are heard from inside the vehicles.

 

Read More: http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2015/05/high_school_students_watch_fri.html

Siblings orphaned by distracted driver: “Pass text ban”

AUSTIN — A statewide ban on texting while driving is now up to the Texas Senate.

Members of the Senate State Affairs Committee heard heartbreaking testimony Thursday morning from a family nearly destroyed by distracted driving.

“With your eyes closed, please count with me,” said Peter Berry, counting to two. “In that same amount of time, those brief seconds, an irreversible and devastating changed my life and my family forever. I’m Peter Berry, and I’m the victim of a distracted driver.”

 

Read More: http://www.kvue.com/story/news/politics/2015/05/07/berry-children-push-for-ban-on-texting-while-driving/70974816/

I respected you, but now, your an idiot.

Some of us have had that moment, when all of the respect you have for someone is lost within a second. I recently had that moment and I thank them it because that is the motivation I needed to work on this site.

Allen teenager Emily Rayyan Stambaugh was killed in a single car crash that police believe was the result of texting and driving. (credit: Allen Police Dept.)
Allen teenager Emily Rayyan Stambaugh was killed in a single car crash that police believe was the result of texting and driving. (credit: Allen Police Dept.)

How do we get people to understand you are not good enough and it is unfortunate that either your death or of someone that will shock you to realize you are an idiot to use your phone while driving. In this case, it is not just taking a phone call, it is snapping a screen shot and posting it to facebook. REALLY?

We are in a connected world, people can contact us 24/7 but there is a different between returning a message while taking care of some paper work and traveling down the highway. Yes, I enjoy hearing my car read back to me my text message. Think about what is going on in the background, it is really amazing.

While technology has advanced and you can always get the bigger and faster model, humans at the end of the day only evolve so fast and we quickly forget. Take a look at Agent it will text people back and tell them you are driving.

Think about it:

  • Do your kids deserve to grow up without a parent? You could be in the ground or jail.
  • Saying sorry a million times will not bring back the person you hit and killed.
  • You swerve the car to type a smiley face and scare someone into an on coming lane.

We now go back to the title…idiot. I am not going back to the days on the playground,  “you are an idiot!”…”no you are a bigger idiot”.

Inconsiderate of
Drivers
Inconsiderate
Of
The public

We feel that the world is all about yourself and that it might end if you do not tweet / update a status or snap a picture.

We all need to think a little bit more and understand the importance of the car we are driving.


Please Drive Careful

The image was obtained from, http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/11/08/police-believe-allen-teen-was-texting-before-deadly-crash/