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Distracted Driving

Text and Wreck

In order to appreciate the dangers of distracted driving it helps to know the facts.  You’re probably thinking that an accident will never happen to you – after all, you’re a pretty good driver, right?  But let’s take a moment and think about who is sharing the roads with you. According to AAA (the 2013 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index), these are the driver’s we’re keeping company with out on the road.  When asked about their driving over the past 30 days:

  • 2 in 3 drivers admitted to talking on cell phones while driving;
  • 1 in 4 texted or sent email;
  • 1 in 3 read email;
  • 1 in 5 admitted to driving while too impaired by alcohol to do so safely;
  • More than 1 in 4 reported having driven while so tired they could hardly keep their eyes open.

What are the chances you won’t someday meet one of these people by “accident?”  

 

Instead of trying to multitask, let someone else do the driving for you.  FSU’s Transportation & Parking Services has a number of transportation programs available that can get you to campus safely – and allow you to check emails, read the news, or update your LinkedIn profile.

 

To learn more about Distracted Driving and Alternative Transportation Options follow the link below.

 

Distracted Driving and Alternative Transportation Options

http://pub.extranet.fsu.edu/sites/safety/guardian/default.aspx

 

Safety Belts and Florida Law

Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against injury or death in the event of a crash. A seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by up to 60 percent. Despite this, far too many motorists still refuse to buckle up for a variety of reasons.  Did you know that in 2012 in the U.S.:

•  22,912 passenger car and light truck drivers and occupants died in motor vehicle crashes,

•  10,335 were not wearing a seat belt (52%),

•  Of those, 5,471 were ejected or partially ejected (53%), and

•  A person is 4x more likely to be fatally injured when thrown from the vehicle?

In a crash, your safety belt is your safety net.  To learn some interesting myths and facts about safety belt use, follow the link below.

 

Myths and Facts about Seat Belt Use

URL:  http://pub.extranet.fsu.edu/sites/safety/guardian/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=150

 

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has safety laws and guidelines in place to keep drivers and pedestrians safe on the road. Safety laws cover everything from child car seats, seat belts, drunk driving, and helmets.

 

To learn more about these laws in Florida follow this link:  http://www.dmv.org/fl-florida/safety-laws.php

 

Drive Safely Work Month - Week 1:  Safety Culture & Safe Driving Practices

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) invites you to join us during the month of November to observe “Drive Safely Work Month”.  EH&S will utilize information developed by the “Network of Employers for Traffic Safety” (NETS) to promote safe driving.  NETS is dedicated to improving the safety and health of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they live and work by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on and off the job.

Starting today and each Monday in November, EH&S will send out an email with safe driving tips and links to further explore topics related to driving safety.  With that in mind, this year's Campaign materials are designed to make the case for integrating elements of safe driving into your department’s safety culture.  Please share the information with your department.

The first installment for the Campaign includes information on the importance of establishing a robust and effective safety program to promote a strong culture of safety and an OSHA Quick Card on safe driving practices for employees.  
To learn about these topics please visit EH&S’s newsletter site, 

Guardian at  http://pub.extranet.fsu.edu/sites/safety/guardian/default.aspx

Environmental Health and Safety Observes November as “Drive Safely Work Month”

Drive Safely Traffic Sign

Whether you are driving for work, to and from work, or even to the grocery store, the time you spend in your vehicle can be the most dangerous part of your day.  Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) invites you to join us during the month of November to observe “Drive Safely Work Month”.  EH&S will utilize information developed by the “Network of Employers for Traffic Safety” (NETS) to promote safe driving.  Each Monday EH&S will send out an email with safe driving tips and links to further explore topics related to driving safety.  With that in mind, this year's campaign materials are designed to make the case for integrating elements of safe driving into your department’s core safety culture.

There are many characteristics of an effective safety culture.  An effective safety culture has safety initiatives that are proactive rather than reactive and that extend beyond our campus.  Safety initiatives are viewed as an investment, not a cost and reflect values versus priorities (values don’t change-priorities can.)

Campaign topics will include the importance of safe driving practices, myths and facts about seat belt use, the hazards of distracted driving, campus programs and information that will promote a campus wide safety culture, and much more.

We trust you’ll find the information to be interesting, informative, and little fun.  Look for an email each Monday of November.  For future reference, you’ll also be able to find the information at EH&S’s newsletter site, The Guardian.

Thanks for riding along!

 

The FSUCard Center is Temporarily Relocating

 

The FSUCard center will close its doors at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014 for renovations.  While contractors are busy re-structuring the center, the staff will be housed at the Bookstore.  Students, faculty and staff can look forward to the same efficient and easy service the Card Center has provided in the past, just in a new location.

 

On January 5, 2015 the Card Center will be moving back into its old location, along with the staff from Transportation Services.  Students and employees will now be able to purchase a parking pass and their FSUID from the same location.

 

The employees at the FSU Card Center look forward to serving you from their new location! 

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