Category Archives: Accident Prevention

Living with driving related PTSD

“Americans take an average of four car trips every day—that’s more than 1,400 per year. It’s no wonder that the chance of dying while inside a moving vehicle is about 1 in 6,700. Car crashes are the leading cause of … Continue reading

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Roadside Memorials

“We say that the hour of death is uncertain, but when we say this we think of that hour as situated in an obscure and distant future. It does not occur to us that it can have any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.” ~ Marcel Proust Continue reading

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Failure to use compass leads to hiker’s death

Failure to use compass leads to hiker’s death Documents related to the case of missing hiker Geraldine Largay, whose body was found October 2015, were recently released. Although news articles had previously described Largay as “an experienced hiker” recently released … Continue reading

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Five MPH can be the difference between life and death

The dangerous foolishness of PennDOT continues… “Everybody runs 70 to 72 (mph) anyway.” Pa. raises speed limit to 70 on 800 miles of roads https://t.co/Wvp7bZEXRX pic.twitter.com/2KEALQRhjn — TribLIVE.com (@TribLIVE) May 3, 2016    

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Flashing yellow arrow traffic signals are unnecessary and needlessly confusing

I’ve been driving over 35 years. And I was a professional truck driver for over 25 years. I also know something about semiotics. A sign (or symbol) represents (or points to) something else. Although some signs (or symbols) may resemble … Continue reading

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A New Year: 2016

So, it’s a new year! 😀 I haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions, per se, but I have told myself: This year I will be more positive than negative, regarding my blog — and social media — posts. I don’t … Continue reading

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The Deadly Danger of Unnecessary Police Chases

The Deadly Danger of Unnecessary Police Chases I’ve been against unnecessary police chases for quite some time. However, it was the needless death of a mother of nine, near where I live, that persuaded me of the criminality of unnecessary … Continue reading

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