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Scooters In Cleveland To Make A Return – Are There Safety Concerns?

by NPHM | July 22nd, 2019

Scooter rental has recently surpassed bicycle rentals as the most popular form of “micro-mobility transportation”– transportation by vehicles that can only support one or two riders.  Cities and individuals have come to see scooter rental as a means of addressing certain gaps in public transportation systems.  The problem — known as the “first mile/last mile” […]

Keeping Safe While Behind The Wheel During Spring Weather

by NPHM | April 3rd, 2019

As northeast Ohio’s cold weather begins to slowly fade into the spring and nature restarts its cycle of blooming with new life, drivers tired of traveling through ice and snow to get to work will undoubtedly greet the clear roads and blue skies soon to come with open arms. However, while moving from heavy coats […]

Tips For Driving In Winter Conditions

by NPHM | December 5th, 2018

Driving in wintertime can be stressful and inconvenient. Worsening weather conditions require motorists to drive with greater alertness and defensiveness than in summertime. Not surprisingly, snow and ice on the streets increase the likelihood of accidents and other road-related problems, especially when drivers are oblivious to the potential risks of the weather. Here are some […]

Daylight Savings & Driving At Nighttime – How It Affects Motorists

by Erik Ovesny | November 5th, 2018

As the winter holidays come closer and closer, bringing the chaos of gift-shopping and family get-togethers with them, it is often easy to forget about one of the moments in the fall that will indirectly affect our lives the most: Daylight Savings! Although for most people it signifies an hour less of daylight during the […]

Wondering How A Single Individual Was Able To Successfully Enter A Hotel With A Full Arsenal? You Aren’t Alone.

by Jordan Lebovitz | October 10th, 2017

Hotels must provide safety for their guests and customers. In Ohio, as in many other states, hotels and innkeepers have a duty to protect their patrons from foreseeable third-party criminal acts and other such conduct. What that means is that when the hotel staff knows or should know that there is suspicious criminal misconduct occurring […]

Recent Updates To Truck Safety Scoring System

by Jordan Lebovitz | August 18th, 2017

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) recently revised its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) methodology. In this newly revised methodology, twelve (12) new roadside inspection violations are added to the company’s overall CSA score. A subset of the Department of Transportation, the FMCSA uses these scores to score motor carriers (the […]

Pre-Trip Inspection Essential For Semi-Truck Before Travel

by Jordan Lebovitz | February 16th, 2017

Although it is not an actual safety mechanism or device, the pre-trip inspection is essential to ensure the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle or semi-truck before every truck driver gets on the road each day. More importantly, if you are found with any component part that is not in working order if stopped […]

Understanding How Air Brakes Work On A Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

by Jordan Lebovitz | February 15th, 2017

Air brakes are likely the most important component part of modern commercial motor vehicles. The air brake system on a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), or semi-truck as commonly referred to, uses compressed air to push the brake shoe lining onto the brake drum creating friction to slow the wheel down. That may sound complicated – […]

Are Next Generation Cars Safer? Their Future May be in Question.

by NPHM | July 25th, 2016

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released alarming crash statistics for this past year. Their study of all accidents found that automobile related fatalities rose 7.7% in 2015 with an estimated 35,200 deaths compared to 32,675 the previous year. While the factors that contributed to this marked increase are still being investigated, preliminary reports indicate that […]

Distracted Walkers Becoming More Hazardous

by Staff | February 26th, 2016

We’ve all seen it and probably even done it ourselves. Walking down the street, in a mall, through a hotel, while looking down at our phones, checking texts, emails, maps, whatever, and suddenly we walk right into something, a person, a door, a hole. Distracted walkers are most common among millennials aged 18 to 34, […]