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Car First Aid Kits: What Yours Should Include

18 May

Whether you’re hiking a trail, going camping in a tent, or just going for a long drive, it’s always best to be prepared for medical emergencies and injuries. Many people don’t pack first-aid kits in their cars because they believe having a cell phone with them at all times is sufficient. However, even some minor […]

Using 511 for Traffic Information and More

12 May

Everyone is familiar with dialing 911 for emergency situations. In the past, you may have even dialed 411 for information and directory assistance or 311 for nonemergency services and city information. But one of the most important three-digit numbers for drivers to know is 511. Have you ever dialed 511 while on the road? What […]

How our Florida DATA Course Helps You to Get Your Permit

6 May

The process of getting your learner’s permit can seem like a pain, and admittedly, there are quite a few hoops you have to jump through before you can get behind the wheel. But as with so many things in life, there’s a hard way and an easy way to go about getting it done. We […]

Tips for Buying Your First Car

1 May

Buying your very first car is an emotional experience. It’s exciting, intimidating, and terrifying all at once! It’s also a rite of passage for new drivers and a milestone to remember for the rest of your life. But once your emotions settle down a bit, it’s time to think about a new car purchase in […]

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 […]