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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Driverless Trucks: Self-Driving Tech and the Trucking Industry

26 Feb

We’ve all heard about self-driving cars, but what about self-driving trucks? How would the trucking industry change in America if semi-trucks became automated and no longer required human operation? Some industry experts predict that semi-trucks will be driving themselves before cars do, which could make shipping more efficient but also put thousands of truck drivers […]

Why Driver Safety Statistics are Looking Brighter

22 Feb

Thousands of people lose their lives to traffic accidents every year, so it’s often difficult to feel optimistic when getting behind the wheel. However, there is a bright side to all this doom and gloom. Drivers are getting smarter, cars are getting safer, and the roads aren’t as deadly as they once were. According to […]

Slow Left Lane Driving: The Law and Why It’s So Dangerous

1 Feb

Slow left lane drivers are a pet peeve for many people on the road. Are you one of them? But not only is slow left lane driving annoying, it can also be really dangerous. Many people drive in the left lane on a regular basis and don’t even realize they’re breaking the law. But believe […]

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 […]