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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 […]

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 […]

Do Car Accident Fatality Signs Make Drivers Safer?

4 Jan

Have you driven past one of those ominous highway fatality signs on the road lately? In states across America, electronic billboards are popping up to remind drivers about how many people have died in auto accidents recently. This is a relatively new driving safety campaign that aims to reduce the number of roadway crashes throughout […]

Carjacking Safety Tips: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

29 Dec

A carjacking is one of the scariest things that can ever happen to a driver. It’s a violent crime that involves stealing a car by force, often at gunpoint or knifepoint. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, an average of 49,000 completed and attempted carjackings occurred in America each year. Although your risk of […]

The Most Traffic Congested Cities in the World

23 Dec

For many travelers, traffic is as much a part of the holidays as gift giving, decorated trees, and delicious meals. Obviously, traffic congestion is more of a problem in some cities and regions of the country than others. But even the sleepiest towns have the occasional backup when there’s an accident or construction on the […]

Why Driving on New Year’s Eve is Dangerous and How to Stay Safe

17 Dec

As 2014 comes to a close and 2015 approaches, many people are making their New Year’s Eve plans with family and friends. Although the 4th of July still tops the “Most Dangerous Driving Holidays” lists in America, New Year’s Eve and the early hours of New Year’s Day require extra caution as well. Driving Dangers […]

Can Simulation Booths Help Prevent Teen Texting While Driving?

15 Dec

By now, most teenagers in American have been warned repeatedly about the dangers of texting and driving. Yet sometimes the risk doesn’t feel all that real when you’re out on the road on your own. Some high schools around the country have established distracted driving programs to reinforce how real the risk is for young […]

Travel Safety Tips for the Holidays

13 Dec

The holiday season is always full of joy and merriment, but unfortunately, it’s also a dangerous time for drivers and travelers across the country. With so many Americans traveling to festive destinations and enjoying a few extra days off from work and school, the holiday season is a prime time for car accidents. Even if […]

Understanding Traffic Rules for Roundabouts

5 Dec

Roundabouts are designed to make intersections safe and efficient. But for many drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, they remain a mystery. There are two types of roundabouts, single lane and double lane, and here are the basics of safely navigating them both. Single Lane Roundabouts You’ll know a single lane roundabout is coming up when you […]