Archive | November, 2014

Misunderstood Road Signs That Confuse Drivers

30 Nov

Fortunately, pretty much every driver on the road knows what a stop sign and a yield sign look like. However, there are many road signs posted in America and around the world that aren’t quite so clear. History of Road Signs Road signs actually date back to the Roman Empire, when stone columns were sculpted […]

8 Green Driving Tips to Protect the Environment

28 Nov

Although automobiles have gotten a somewhat nasty reputation for polluting the environment, there lots of ways to drive greener and protect the environment when you drive. Not only can some environmentally conscious driving choices help reduce your carbon footprint, but they can also save you a lot of money. Here are 8 green driving tips […]

Cross Railroad Tracks Safer with These Safety Tips

26 Nov

Operation Lifesaver, America’s leader in rail safety education, reports that a person or a vehicle is hit by a train about every three hours…every day. Railroad collisions are a serious driving safety concern, and deadly accidents happen much more often than you might think. Plenty of drivers pay little or no attention to railroad crossing […]

Honking Dos and Don’ts: Horn Etiquette Tips for Drivers

24 Nov

Horn honking: if you’re like most drivers, you either you love it or you hate it! Some drivers use their horns to communicate effectively and alert other drivers, while plenty of others use horns to vent their traffic frustrations and perpetuate road rage. As a general rule, you should only use your vehicle’s horn when […]

Determining Who Has the Right of Way

23 Nov

The concept of “right of way” is especially important for young drivers with only a little experience on the road. Many traffic laws only state that the right of way must be yielded, but provide few instructions beyond this. In the most general sense, right of way means who has the legal right to go […]

How “Connected Cars” Promise to Reduce Auto Accidents

21 Nov

Each year, the automotive industry continues to evolve and become more and more high tech. Many tech features boost safety, while others ensure a greater degree of comfort, convenience, and connectivity. But despite tremendous technological advances throughout history, roadway fatalities are still far too common across the country and around the world. According to recent […]

How to Avoid Thanksgiving Roadway Accidents

20 Nov

If you’re like many Americans, you’re planning to hop in your car and travel somewhere special for Thanksgiving this year. Most Americans drive at least 50 miles to reach their Thanksgiving holiday destinations, and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is considered to be the busiest travel day of the year. Because of this increase in traffic, […]

How to Effectively Use Turn Signals on the Road

19 Nov

What percentage of the time would you say you use turn signals before making a turn or changing lanes on the road? Some drivers view turn signals as a courtesy, but their use is actually required by law. Turn signals provide an effective means of communication to let other drivers know where you are going […]

Top 5 Reasons Police will Pull You Over

17 Nov

Drivers never welcome the sight of flashing lights and the sound of wailing sirens behind them on the road. But getting pulled over by a police officer has happened to almost every driver at one time or another. Although no one is a perfect driver 100 percent of the time, there are lots of precautions […]

Airbag Safety Advice for Teen Drivers

15 Nov

Airbags save thousands of lives each year, allowing drivers and passengers to walk away from serious accidents with just minor injuries. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, front seat airbags reduce driver fatalities in frontal crashes by 29 percent and fatalities of front-seat passengers age 13 and older by 32 percent. However, airbags […]