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I was headed home from a 15-month-long deployment when I boarded a plane in Stuttgart, Germany. I sat impatiently on the plane, my mind filled with thoughts of seeing my family and friends once again. The trip from Germany was long, but it passed quickly as I thought about home. In all that excitement, not once did I imagine what was in store when we landed stateside.

Crosswalk Catastrophes

Since I am lucky enough to live in an area with year-round nice weather, I have eschewed the treadmill and opted to trek the sidewalks near my home. Now that I am spending more time as a pedestrian, I’ve discovered many drivers do not respect foot travelers (surprise!).

  • 21 April 2024
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Racing Toward Disaster

My commute to and from work is about as simple as I could want. I travel on rural roads, except for a 10-minute jaunt on a major highway. If I were ever to be involved in an accident, I figured the highway would be the most likely place due to the increased traffic I encounter there. Therefore, I tend to drive that stretch more cautiously. That reasoning helped contribute to a close call one lazy Sunday afternoon.

  • 21 April 2024
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In the Zone

Work zones on U.S. highways have become increasingly dangerous places for workers, drivers and passengers. There are a large number of work zones in place across America; therefore, highway agencies are working on not only improving communication used in work zones, but to change the behavior of drivers so crashes can be prevented.

  • 14 April 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Your Undivided Attention

If you identify as a multitasker who can do three or more things at a time well, please pull over to the side of the road, turn off the radio and put down the coffee. If you are someone who can only do one thing at a time, thank you for your undivided attention.

  • 7 April 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 235
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Don't Be So Aggressive

I am a pretty calm guy. I find that getting worked up about things only tends to make matters worse. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy getting other people riled up, particularly those who are being jerks. I eventually learned, however, that could be dangerous.

  • 25 February 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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