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Rising Waters

The road has several improved low water crossings as it winds through the alluvial fans of eroded material along the eastern flanks of the mountains. All of these were dry as I proceeded up the canyon. The sun was still shining when I stopped at a picnic area in the canyon to stretch my legs and take in the scenery.

Check to Protect

It’s time for your road trip. In preparation, you work through a checklist to make sure you are ready. All the essentials are packed and then you remember, “I need to check my vehicle.” You look at the tires to ensure they are properly inflated, check the fluid levels, fill the gas tank and maybe even have a mechanic inspect the vehicle. However, one important safety item often is overlooked. Did you check if your vehicle has an open safety recall?

  • 11 June 2023
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Think Before You Act

For several years, the U.S. Army has experienced an increase in Soldiers dying in off-duty mishaps. Whether they were driving a vehicle, riding a motorcycle, swimming, walking or handling a privately owned weapon, one thing always seems to ring true: either the mishap Soldier or another individual did not apply real-time risk management (RM) before engaging in that off-duty activity.

  • 1 April 2023
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Walk this Way

I was about halfway across when a blue Ford Mustang that had been stopped at the red light flew through the crosswalk, nearly clipping me from behind.

  • 5 March 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Keep Your Head in the Game

Have you ever driven home and couldn’t remember all the details of the trip? Statistics show most traffic accidents happen within 25 miles of home. Is this because we’re so used to our surroundings that we’ve become conditioned and assume nothing will ever change?

  • 5 March 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Jacked Up

The truck immediately slipped off one of the jack stands and came crashing to the garage floor. I jumped back and just stared at my truck leaning over on its side, the lower control arm now resting on the busted concrete.

  • 26 February 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 234
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