DANGER: ELDERLY OFF-ROAD DRIVERS

In my last post, talking pedestrians and cyclists, I made reference to “strange possibilities” and to take evasive action to avoid in any circumstance. We have a new and growing breed of driver out there that may be considered one of those “strange possibilities”. They are the elderly, off-road mobility scooter drivers and sad to … Continue reading DANGER: ELDERLY OFF-ROAD DRIVERS

PEDESTRIANS & CYCLISTS

Recently, Metropolitan Toronto Police were very concerned as they had experienced eight pedestrian and bicycle collisions in one morning. The news media were blaming the autumn darkness and inclement weather. Surprise folks. Autumn and winter come around every year. City life has its own hazards. High concentrations of people and traffic, all pushing the limits … Continue reading PEDESTRIANS & CYCLISTS

It’s your life – you need to be seen by others! by Nick Nicholson

Looking at recent TV news, I saw how three people died in a motorcycle/SUV crash. A young male driver and his female passenger on the motorcycle and the male driver of an SUV. Very tragic. Why? Seeing the TV footage, it instantly told me that it was a “T-bone” collision. One vehicle crashes into the … Continue reading It’s your life – you need to be seen by others! by Nick Nicholson

Truckers Implicated in Another Fatal Crash

Another huge crash on a 400 series highway again with multiple fatalities. As I understand it, there was a previous collision backing up traffic some distance ahead and one trucker failed to stop in time. My friends, jumping on Facebook were quick to criticize inattentive driving and cell phone/texting as a likely cause. (Today’s excuse … Continue reading Truckers Implicated in Another Fatal Crash

Do you have an Emergency Response Plan? By Nick Nicholson

This is very long because I’ve included the actual Emergency Response Plan that I kept on hand when I was working. My thinking is that maybe safety people who have never given it any thought might find it useful as a guide to make their own preparations. I hope this helps: 23 EMERGENCY RESPONSE About … Continue reading Do you have an Emergency Response Plan? By Nick Nicholson

Fleet Safety Council is Freedom! By Nick Nicholson

A couple of years back, a chap in the business of selling transportation safety, knowing I was part of FSC, sent me a questionnaire. He was looking for advice on how to improve his service. My response to him was as follows: Further to your questionnaire the other day, here are some of my thoughts: … Continue reading Fleet Safety Council is Freedom! By Nick Nicholson

THE BUSINESS “CULTURE OF SAFETY” by Nick Nicholson

It has been said that to make a successful business requires vision, drive, persistence and constant newer and bigger goals. A really big aspect is to ignore the naysayers who will tell you it can’t be done and there are lots of those. One of the biggest mistakes, however, that business leaders make is not … Continue reading THE BUSINESS “CULTURE OF SAFETY” by Nick Nicholson

What’s your tire plan for snow? By Nick Nicholson

There is a story about how a novice driver came into the house to say she was stuck in the snow. Her mother advised, “Rock it.”  Later, Mother went out to check on the progress. The car wasn’t moving at all but the driver was sitting in the front seat rocking her body back and … Continue reading What’s your tire plan for snow? By Nick Nicholson

Winter Driving Starts With You By Nick Nicholson

Let me begin with a disclaimer.  There is no way I can cover all of the hazards of winter driving  here but, hopefully, I can cover some of the main obstacles you will encounter. Your best teacher is experience, and you just have to hope that the experiences you have are survivable and that you … Continue reading Winter Driving Starts With You By Nick Nicholson

Prepare for WINTER WONDERLAND with Nick Nicholson

People tend to look back in awe at their childhood when we see those words. Magical days off from school, high snow drifts and angels in the snow. Mind you, we were shorter, everything was bigger. Somebody was there to warm you up when you came in and it was a cozy and carefree world. … Continue reading Prepare for WINTER WONDERLAND with Nick Nicholson