Defensive Driving

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This Tech Tip was originally published as the March 2016 “Safety Pins” by Philip E. Spiezio, Safety Officer, Washington County Office of the Safety Officer

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 35,000 people die each year from motor vehicle crashes. Another 2.25 million suffer injuries from being involved in motor vehicle crashes. The top three causes of these crashes are:

  1. Distracted Driving
  2. Speeding
  3. Driving under the Influence.
Crashed car

Driving defensively is constantly being alert and aware of all that is going on around you. Other drivers, pedestrians, and animals are just a few things that you have to consider while driving. Driving defensively is also taking responsibility for yourself and your actions. While behind the wheel, Just Drive!

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