April 5th, 2013
Did you know many automobile injuries are actually caused by objects from within your car? During the past year, we had a customer slam on their brakes to avoid a collision, only to have a piece of equipment from the back seat catapult to the front and smash their car’s console and navigation system. Fortunately, our customer was not injured.
Having been in an accident where I was hit by a semi many …continue reading the rest of In Your Car: Avoiding Unknown Dangers
April 16th, 2012
Exactly one month ago we shared a video of the most shocking car crash you’ll ever see. In that short amount of time it has become one of the most viewed posts ever on Culture of Safety.
If the carnage displayed in that 30 second clip showed us anything, it was just how devastating things can be in a worst case scenario. The setting for this new clip is similar in almost every way; the only difference is …continue reading the rest of The Luckiest Driver You’ve Ever Seen
March 16th, 2012
Two months ago we shared a video of car collisions on an icy Utah road. At the time, I thought it was one of the more shocking and eye-opening videos I’d seen.
Then I saw this video clip. I will never, ever look at driving in snowy conditions the same way again. Please, share this footage with absolutely …continue reading the rest of The Most Shocking Car Crash You’ve Ever Seen
February 28th, 2012
The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA) has plans to announce a significant new piece of legislation which would require automobile manufacturers to install rear-facing cameras in all new passenger vehicles. According to The New York Times, the goal is to have this requirement in place by 2014.
I can speak from experience that rearview cameras are incredibly helpful for preventing minor parking lot fender benders. And, believe me, you’ll never want to …continue reading the rest of Cameras Required in all New Vehicles?
January 23rd, 2012
Do you know an over confident driver? If so, send them out to Bountiful, Utah.
Something tells me they’ll come back a little more cautious… that is, of course, if their car wasn’t completely totaled or stuck in some poor homeowner’s shrubs.
Next time you’re presented with icy road conditions, just remember …continue reading the rest of Icy Roads? You Don’t Stand a Chance
November 22nd, 2011
A few days ago while my wife and I were driving from Chicago to Madison, we witnessed a frightening situation that more than one million Americans will experience each year… a deer strike. I know that between hunting season, Thanksgiving, and holiday shopping, the roads are extra busy this time of year so it is important to be extra alert for deer. I had also always been under the impression that you need to mainly watch out for deer crossing the road at night, but this past weekend I learned that …continue reading the rest of To Swerve, or Not to Swerve?
October 7th, 2011
Brand new data was just released about the number of deer versus car collisions.
First, the good news: deer versus car collisions are reportedly down for the third straight year. Now the bad news: there are still more than 1,000,000+ reported collisions every single year, and if you live and drive in the Midwest, your odds of hitting a deer while driving might be as high as 1 in …continue reading the rest of Oh, Deer! One Million Reasons to Drive Safely
November 22nd, 2010
It has been a treacherous month for West Bend employees on Wisconsin roadways. Less than three weeks ago, Jenn Siedler witnessed a vehicle rollover involving a mother and two small children. She wrote about her experience on the West Bend child care center safety website.
This past Thursday, I witnessed a high-speed collision between an SUV and …continue reading the rest of 5 Lessons Learned From an Explosive Car Accident