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February 2024 Safety Coach: Think Spring and Let a Safer Tomorrow Bloom

Safety CoachCheckup Time Spring is upon us, and many will take to the road for a well-deserved break. As employers, we always have safety top of mind, especially when it comes to driving. We encourage safe travel, distraction-free driving and occupant protection for our employees, whether they are driving on or off the job. There […]

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February 2024 Newsletter: Submit an Awards Application, Get Recognized as a Super Safety Leader

Spotlight on You Our Driving Concern celebrates driver and transportation safety through a unique awards program that highlights the accomplishments of Texas safety leaders. We’d like to recognize you for your commitment to keeping your employees, their family members and the communities where they live and work safe. Submit your online application by Friday, March

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2023 December Newsletter: Support Older Drivers and Get Recipes to Celebrate Responsibly

Support System By 2031, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects one-quarter of workers in the U.S. will be 55 years or older. Join us during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (Dec. 4-8) as we work to support older drivers and continue to prioritize transportation safety in all walks of life. Here are a couple of

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2023 November Newsletter: Serve Two Slices of Safety at Your Thanksgiving Feast

Safety First, Turkeys Later Providing education on the risks of alcohol-impaired driving is not always on top of employer to-do lists. Many organizations have policies that ban the use of alcohol and other drugs, including cannabis, and procedures to test employees, particularly those who are federally regulated. So, why place an extra emphasis on alcohol-impaired

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July 2023 Newsletter: Build a Culture of Safety That Extends Across all Road Environments

Go the Distance Join us during Rural Road Safety Awareness Week (July 17-21) as we focus on ways to improve travel safety – from culture to behavior change – for all Texas road users. The National Center on Rural Road Safety has designated a theme for this year’s observance: What’s Speed Got to Do With

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A black pickup truck is pictured driving in a rainstorm. Wet pavement can cause vehciles to hydroplane because tires lose grip on the surface of the road.

June 2023 Safety Coach: Focus Efforts During Summer Months on Tires and Pedestrians

Safety CoachBetter to Prepare Than Repair In Texas, defective or slick tires contributed to 4,108 crashes in 2021, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. That’s more than 11 crashes every day. Help reduce safety risks during National Tire Safety Week (June 26-July 3). Play this video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at

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Texas Department of Transportation traffic safety specialists and coalition members work at a community seat belt safety event.

March 2023 Newsletter: Brighter Future Born Out of Shared Safety Vision

Stronger Together Ask three people to define the word “drive” and chances are you’ll get three different responses. Ask Jill Christie and she’ll tell you drive is an acronym for Decisions, Responsibilities, Initiatives, Vision and Education. Christie is the coordinator of the D.R.I.V.E. Safe Coalition, which serves 13 counties in the Abilene District. Our team

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