Tweak Your Attitude

Tweak Your Attitude

Everyone has heard at some point that, Attitude is Everything. This is especially true when it comes to driving and could be the difference in being safe or not.

Of course this sounds very obvious, but not so fast.

For example, a person who does not click their seatbelt on even though they know they would be safer to do so, probably has the attitude oattituder opinion that if they get into an accident, they would probably survive the crash. What they may not know is that your chances of survival in a crash go up by about 40% if your click in your belt.

There are many others that go over the speed limit almost every time they drive. What they may not know is that just a lowering of five miles per hour in speed sometimes is the difference between life or death or at  least the severity of the crash can be greatly diminished.

Drivers that do things that are unsafe or not do things to make them safe just need to know small changes can make the difference. Start with one thing at a time and slowly start gaining success.

When you go on a diet the last thing they say you should do is try to go cold turkey. Start with cutting back a little on salt, or a little on sugar, or choose a better snack each time until it becomes a habit.

The same is true with being a safe driver, start with clicking your seat belt, or slowing down a little, or letting everyone know to call if their is an emergency instead of texting while driving.

Tweaking your Attitude is what we ask until it becomes a real habit towards safety.

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Distractions Leading the Way to Danger

Distractions Leading the Way to Danger

There are a lot of reasons the leading cause of teenage deaths is car accidents. Statistics show about 10,000 to about 15,000 of our youth every year our lost due to accidents. We know that about 95% are due to driver error ,which means this is preventable.

A recent teen distractedCNN study showed that about 68% of teen accidents are related to or caused by distractions in the car, primarily because of other teens traveling with the driver. We all know and have seen this scenario; four or five teens packed in a car, they are singing, dancing, texting and laughing, and the driver is engaged as well.

While there is nothing wrong with teenagers having a good time and enjoying one another’s company, this can be especially dangerous while driving as most new drivers do not have the experience or maturity to handle that situation safely.

We often stress to our students that, who you have in the car with you often will determine how safe you will be. So we stress be careful who you allow in the car with you, and who you will travel with as a passenger.

It really can determine life or death.

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A Great Spokesman for Safety: Andrew Hobbs

 A Great Spokesman for Safety: Andrew Hobbs

Here at Arcade, safety is our biggest concern. We teach the subject in so many ways and use so many techniques to get the point across. Although the subject is very important , it is a challenge to teach it in a way that is fresh, interesting and creative. We beAndrew Hobbs Racinglieve that teaching a subject as important as driving safety takes extra effort and innovation.

One of the ways to keep students attention is to have a spokesmen that has a interesting story, someone that can relate to students and present someone who has a rare professional, and yes looks pretty cool doing it.

We are proud to announce that professional race car driver Andrew Hobbs, son of Greg Hobbs of David Hobbs Honda, has agreed to be our main spokesmen in a series of public service announcements that encourage students to be safe including:

  • Seat Belt Safety
  • Texting and Driving
  • Drinking and Driving
  • Slowing Down and controlling speed

These are just a few examples of subject matters that will be covered and we hope to air these on radio and television. He has also agreed to a series of classroom appearances and making Arcade an official sponsor of his racing team and company.

We are so pleased to be a partner with a great company and this awesome young man will be a great asset in spreading the message of safety and saving young lives.

 

 

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Seeing Is Believing

Seeing Is Believingeyes

With all of the great new gadgets, cameras, lights and screens drivers have access to in new cars these days, you can easily understand why most of us have gotten quite lazy in safe driving techniques.

Driving in a new car with a backup camera and warning signals that inform you if someone is in your blind spot, doesn’t exactly encourage turning your head to view the back window or looking over your shoulder to see if someone is coming. Of course, all vehicles do not have these features, but a lot of them do, especially the new models.

We are often asked by new drivers if they can forego the old fashioned way of looking and instead depend on the new technology.

Our response is….Seeing is Believing.

Although the new technology is wonderful to have, your own eyes and actually looking is still the best method. We simply suggest using the technology in partnership with seeing the real thing with your own eyes.

So don’t give up on the tried and true methods of actually looking, use technology to confirm what you see with your own eyes.

 

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