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Step Up and Anticipate Accidents

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One of the key words in accident prevention is "anticipate". By anticipating what could happen, it is possible to take the proper safety steps to prevent an accident.

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Situational Awareness

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Have you ever driven to work and not remembered a thing about how you got there? Or maybe walked to the cafeteria to grab a cup of coffee and "zoned out" the entire way?

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Distracted Driving - A Firsthand Account

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The inspiration for this week's safety blog topic was a result of an accident I witnessed on my way in to work recently. I was almost to the Thruway entrance and was nearly cut off by an electrical contractor's truck; which a minute later failed to yield right of way and made a left turn directly into the driver's side of an oncoming pickup truck. The pickup truck was pushed nearly 20 feet, and the explosion of glass was so incredible I was sure that the driver was going to need medical assistance. As I pulled to the side of the road and dialed 911 I saw both drivers exit their vehicles; the pickup truck driver was crawling out of the passenger side of his. I crossed the street to make sure everyone was ok and I heard the electrical contractor state to another witness "I guess I was just distracted by the thoughts of all I had to do at work today."

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School Safety

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Some schools are back in session which means buses are out on the roads; and roads are more congested before and after school hours, which are also major general commute times.

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