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How can rescue drivers improve their response times?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, May 2, 2019

Achieving the shortest response time possible is key for saving lives or property at risk. But, what is response time?

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How do I prepare for winter driving?

Written by Lucas Gulino, November 22, 2018

Not so long ago, we saw on the roads trucks that kept the landscapes and green spaces alive. These vehicles equipped with several pieces of  equipment and accessories that cut the trees or maintained the road, change now to another type of equipment. The snow plows take place to clear away these new roads, which will become snow-covered and ice-free.

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Road salt – why chemical de-icing?

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, November 15, 2018

When winter strikes, the conscious driver prepares for increasing traction in case of icy and slippery roads. Some bring a sandbag and a shovel while others gear up with a set of snow chains. Still, others have automatic tire chains mounted on their vehicle, so there is no need at all for special preparation. All these drivers rely on mechanical principles for increasing traction. But, are there no other options? Let’s dive into the world of chemical de-icing of roads.

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4 Questions to Consider When Thinking About Automatic Tire Chains

Written by Eric Jones, June 28, 2017

You’ve done the research and decided that increasing traction is important. The following four questions can help you determine if Onspot Automatic Tire Chains are the right solution for you.

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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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Why do bridges become icy before roads?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, January 13, 2017

We should pay special attention to bridges and overpasses when driving in temperatures around freezing point. We’ve learnt that bridges may be icy while the road isn’t, and that’s all we need to know to for safety reasons. But, giving it a second thought, how could the bridge be icy when the road isn’t? Here’s why.

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Icy road basics for safe driving

Written by Eric Jones, December 9, 2016

To many, the white winter landscape is the definition of icy roads. However, due to weather and meteorology there are different reasons why roads become icy. For safe driving, it’s a good idea to know some theory behind icy roads. With proper knowledge and awareness, the driver can reduce the risk of accidents or delays due to slippery road conditions. So, let’s have a closer look at some common causes for roads to become icy.

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What to do when waking up to slippery road conditions?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, November 10, 2016

 

The winter season has recently arrived and it's just a few degrees below the freezing point. Strong wind along with the  snow that has arrived overnight and  has started piling up. It´s time to go to work and start your scheduled route throughout the city.

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