Archive | January, 2015

Is “Social Media While Driving” the New Texting?

31 Jan

We always hear about the dangers of texting and driving, but is texting really the problem? Or do the larger problems lie with other actions on those hand-held electronic devices? Here’s what a recent survey revealed and what it means for drivers on the road today. Increases in Phone Use Despite all the anti-texting and […]

Our Online Driver Ed Guide: What Do We Offer in Your State?

28 Jan

First Time Driver is a resource offered by the American Safety Council designed to equip individuals with the tools and information that they need to get their first driver’s license. We offer a variety of courses across America to serve the needs of new drivers who are faced with different state requirements. To help you […]

Mountain Driving Tips for Your Winter Adventures

25 Jan

It’s the end of January, which is right in the middle of ski season for many adventure-seekers and athletes across America. Reaching the country’s top ski and snowboard resorts often involves some treacherous driving. After all, why travel to hit the slopes if there isn’t any powder on the ground? Perhaps you live in mountainous […]

Driving in Georgia: Understanding Joshua’s Law

22 Jan

As you may know, driver’s license laws vary from state to state and unfortunately are oftentimes put into place because of a local tragedy that has taken place. This is the case with Joshua’s Law, a Georgia-specific law that applies to sixteen-year-olds who want to get their driver’s license. Here’s a little bit of background […]

The Top 5 California Road Trips

19 Jan

When it comes to road tripping in America, there’s just something special about the state of California. Stretching along the Pacific Coast, this West Coast state has a little bit of something for every traveler. In fact, California’s scenic roads and highways are often just as exciting as the destinations you have in mind! Here […]

5 Fuel Saving Engine Technologies

17 Jan

Even when gas prices are lower than average, fuel costs are still a big concern for drivers across America. While many drivers believe that the car they drive ultimately determines fuel efficiency, there are many other things that affect how far a tank of gas goes as well. These are some of the top fuel-saving […]

The History of Flying Cars

15 Jan

For over a century now, people have been dreaming about driving flying cars, high above the traffic and people down below. But just take a look around and you won’t see any winged vehicles hovering above your head. Do you ever wonder why humans haven’t been able to make it happen? Throughout history, people have […]

5 Great Driving Apps

12 Jan

By now, all drivers – young and old, experienced and inexperienced – have gotten used to hearing the warnings about texting and driving and how dangerous mobile phone use behind the wheel really is. But that doesn’t mean that mobile technology doesn’t have its place in the world of driving and navigating America’s roads. There […]

Texting While Driving in Florida: Are the Laws Changing?

10 Jan

Using a mobile phone while driving isn’t just unsafe, it’s illegal and punishable by fines in many states. However, many of the fines are so small that they’re easy to ignore. Texting and driving is a difficult violation to enforce, and police forces around the country have struggled to make drivers put their phones away […]

Are Touch Screen Steering Wheels the Future?

5 Jan

Touch screens are a big part of daily life. So it should probably come as no surprise that auto manufacturers are experimenting with touch screens on the steering wheels of new vehicles. How would you like to sit in the driver’s seat with a touch screen steering wheel at your fingertips? University of Duisburg-Essen Research […]