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Drive Safely Work Week 2011 (October 3-7)

Focus 360º - Getting there safetly is everyone's responsibility.

“Safe driving is serious business.”

It is the responsibility of every driver is to operate a motor vehicle safely. The task of driving requires full attention and focus. Drivers should resist engaging in any activity that takes their eyes and attention off the road for more than a couple of seconds. In some circumstances even a second or two can make all the difference in a driver being able to avoid a crash.

Of special concern is the use of electronic entertainment and communication devices, especially cell phones. The relative risks of the various tasks drivers engage in are still being assessed, but in general the safest course of action is to refrain from using a cell phone while driving, which includes talking, dialing, and texting.

In 2008, nearly 6,000 people died in crashes that involved distracted driving. Distracted driving applies to anything that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the steering wheel, or interrupts your concentration while driving.

Safety information

Additional information:

Maryland’s Traffic Safety Laws

http://www.roads.maryland.gov/Index.aspx?PageId=841

Maryland’s Highway Safety Laws

http://www.roads.maryland.gov/Index.aspx?PageId=684

Maryland’s Safety Engineering

http://www.roads.maryland.gov/index.aspx?Pageid=840

Safe Driving in Bad Weather

During this time of the year when bad weather challenges our save driving skills, it is imperative that we drive more carefully. Visit the Maryland Highway Administration website for more survival tips.

http://www.mva.maryland.gov/Driver-Safety/Topics/winter.htm

 
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