Archive | April, 2015

Will Adaptive Cruise Control Systems Make Driving Safer?

30 Apr

Cruise control has long been a favorite feature of road trippers, weekend warriors, and lead-footed drivers. But what if cruise control could do more than just maintain your speed and give your foot a break? Advanced cruise control technology is here, and it promises to help drivers be safer on the road than ever before. […]

Safety Tips for Driving at Night

27 Apr

If you find driving after dark a little daunting, you’re certainly not alone. Night driving is considerably more challenging and nearly half of all accidents occur at night – even though most driving actually takes place during the day. At night, our eyes experience decreased depth perception, peripheral vision, color recognition, and focus. Add roaming […]

Alcohol and the Teenage Brain: Avoiding Underage DUI

23 Apr

It doesn’t take a neuroscience degree to understand that the teenage brain functions much differently than the fully-developed adult brain. The prefrontal cortex is the section of the brain that controls judgments, weighs outcomes and controls emotions and impulses. Therefore, “under construction” teenage brains are more likely to take risks, seek out thrills, become consumed […]

Tips to Help You Avoid Emotional Driving

16 Apr

For many people, driving is a way to relieve stress, get away from negative situations, or clear their thoughts. But getting behind the wheel when your emotions are running high can be dangerous. Distracted driving isn’t just about texting, browsing the web, or eating a cheeseburger. Emotions can be very distracting for drivers and result […]

Be Responsible – Recycle Car Parts!

12 Apr

Many of us make a habit of separating paper, plastic, and glass from our trash to recycle them and do a daily good deed for the environment. But did you know that many of your car’s parts can be recycled too? Keeping up with regular auto maintenance can make your vehicle last longer and perform […]

MADD’s Drunk Driving Report: Which States Got 5-Star Ratings

2 Apr

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, commonly referred to as MADD, was founded by the mother of a drunk driving victim and is celebrating its 35th anniversary of drunk driving awareness. MADD is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, fight drugged driving, support the victims of these crimes, and prevent underage drinking. To kick […]