Slippin’, Slidin’, and Gettin’ There Safely

When Little Richard sang about “Slippin’ and a-slidin'”, he probably wasn’t referring to traveling on icy roadways in mid-winter especially not at raceway speeds. But his lyrics serve as apt warning in this frosty season: slow down!

We seem to be in more of a hurry than ever before, and at the same time less responsible behind the wheel, between texting or talking on the ubiquitous smart phone, applying mascara while drinking coffee while driving, shaving while driving, or brushing one’s teeth while driving. (We’ve witnessed each of these scenarios!)

So it may come as no surprise that there’s also a greater call for emergency response in these slippery times than ever before. And when an emergency response crew is attempting to save lives, they don’t need to contend with hazardous spills on already wet or icy asphalt.

That’s where Impact Absorbents can assist. With product lines including XSORB Outdoor All-Purpose Absorbent, ColdForm Universal Absorbent Rolls, FiberLink Universal Booms and an array of Spill Kits, we can supply everything needed to handle these spill situations quickly, and effectively, so the police, firefighters, tow companies, hazmat response teams and highway departments can focus on clearing vehicle accidents and handling engine break-downs.

In terms of personal care while driving, though, we encourage everyone to leave a little extra time before leaving home. Not only is brushing your teeth or shaving while driving distracting to the driver; it’s not meant to be public behavior. Just saying.

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