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Topic: driver safety

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Considerations for today's ambulance

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, May 16, 2019

Safety first, never last: The ambulance of today is a sophisticated machine and whether new or a remount its primary goals is crew and patient safety. Here are some things to consider when looking at a new ambulance or making updates to an existing unit.

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Tips on how to drive during winter!

Written by Lucas Gulino, March 21, 2019

Experienced driver or beginner, driving on snowy and icy roads is a risky situation for everyone. These risks, however,can be reduced by applying the following advice.

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How & when Onspot helps you?

Written by Lucas Gulino, May 24, 2018

You must have control of your vehicle whatever situation you find yourself. Let’s review together how Onspot will get you out of difficult situations.

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Winter tires for trucks and buses?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, May 18, 2018

Rules about winter tires for trucks and buses differ between countries and regions all over the world. Many countries, of course, have such a warm climate all year round that there is no need for winter tires at all. Other countries have such cold winter climate that winter tires are necessary. Yet other countries are prioritising safety, with strict regulations for the use of winter tires accordingly. Let’s have a look at winter tires!

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Tales from the field, how Onspot saves lives

Written by Maritza Hernandez, March 9, 2017

Over the years, I have received reports from customers who arrived at their destinations safely because of their Onspots. However, the most humbling accounts are from people who were saved because someone else had Onspots or the realization that they wish they had Onspots.

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Onspot is Peace of Mind for Rolf-Olav Tenden

Written by Eric Jones, February 2, 2017

"When I get a call from a driver saying `-Today I was saved by Onspot´ it´s already payed off".

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What is road friction?

Written by Boel Haglund, January 19, 2017

We all know that friction and traction are crucial to avoid sliding vehicles and spinning wheels. (To learn more, read the blog post What is traction, friction and road grip?) When driving, we have a sense of whether road friction is high or low. But is there a measure for road friction? If so, how could that be calculated since there are several different variables summing up to road friction? Let’s have a closer look at “road friction”.

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Keeping students safe – School bus technologies to consider

Written by Eric Jones, December 27, 2016

The classic school bus may look similar to those on the road for decades, but major technology changes are increasing student safety. We have assembled a list of five technologies that you may not have heard about that can improve fleet performance and student wellbeing.

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What is traction, friction and road grip?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, December 15, 2016

Whether driving a small go-kart or a heavy hauler, you must have traction to move forward. Actually, you can’t even walk without it. Traction is a commonly used word and many believe it’s just another word for friction. But is it really? Let’s have a closer look at friction and traction – what it is and why it’s so fundamental to safe driving.

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How to compare automatic tire chains to the alternatives

Written by Eric Jones, October 26, 2016

Get a grip – one way or another

We all know that you need traction when driving in adverse conditions. Losing traction and getting stuck causes frustrating delays, possibly with serious consequences. Find out what different methods there are to increase traction below.

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