safety tips

How to Handle Vehicle Emergencies

How to Handle Vehicle Emergencies

Everyday driving typically consists of endless hours of driving on familiar roads without incident. In an emergency, these hours are followed by a few moments of terror. When you encounter a vehicular emergency, it is imperative that you understand ways and options to address the emergency, particularly since emergencies seem to happen in the least […]

5 Essential Road Travel Tips You Don’t Already Know

5 Essential Road Travel Tips You Don’t Already Know

# 1. Prepare Your Car Make sure to prepare your vehicle for travel. It will be your home away from home. Plan at least a month in advance for any unforeseen repairs. Check the following and adjust if needed: Coolant Oil Tire Pressure Spare Tire Brakes Belts, caps, hoses and filters Lights, signals, all wiper […]

How to Get the Best Gas Mileage out of Your Car

How to Get the Best Gas Mileage out of Your Car

  The days of filling your tank for under $30 bucks are fading like a hometown in the rearview. If cheaper gas is your destination, good luck. You’ll most likely be running on fumes by the time you realize there’s no going back. The best thing you can do for the road ahead is be […]

Intersection Safety

Intersection Safety

Intersections   Drivers who are courteous and continuously apply their understanding of traffic laws relating to intersections have the best likelihood of ensuring their continued safety in these dangerous driving environments. Controlled intersections are crossing roads of two or more roadways that are controlled by a traffic control device, such as a stop light, stop […]

The Basics of Vehicle Safety Maintenance

The Basics of Vehicle Safety Maintenance

No matter how well you drive, you are not safe unless your vehicle is in good condition. You keep your vehicle in good condition by having the vehicle properly maintained. If it is not, your car could fail you at a critical moment, and you could be in a serious crash. Read your automobile owner’s […]

Airbag Basics

Airbag Basics

The first patent on airbags was filed during World War II and was originally designed as an inflatable crash-landing device for airplanes. When airbags for automobiles were introduced in the early 1990’s, there was considerable debate on how fast they should deploy. Those who argued that the bag should deploy rapidly enough to protect unbelted […]

TEA Approved Texas Driver Safety

TEA Approved Texas Driver Safety

  What’s an Online Driving Safety Course? You can easily remove a ticket from your driving record in the state of Texas when you take a Driving Safety Course through an approved provider. Skills you’ll learn in an online driving safety course include: Current Driving Laws Safe Driving Techniques Effects and Risks of Drinking and […]

25 Car Crashes Caught on Video

25 Car Crashes Caught on Video

  Welcome to the new year! Unfortunately, bad drivers are still out there. Here’s a collection of bad driving behavior and poor decision making that should make you more aware of what you’re up against every time you get into your car. Please drive carefully!     Enjoy!        

How Most Parents Are Failing Their Teen Drivers

How Most Parents Are Failing Their Teen Drivers

  Handing over the keys is a rite of passage. For a newly minted teen driver, it’s a step toward independence. For mom or dad, it’s a cue to become less involved.   That may be a big mistake.   Too often, parents are removing themselves from a teen driver’s education at the precise time […]

10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

  When a car does what it’s supposed to do, it’s pretty easy to take it for granted. But things can (and do) go wrong with no notice at all. Sometimes parts fail without any kind of warning — without a grace period that would let you know something’s wrong so that you might have […]