safety tips

Texting While Driving

Texting While Driving

  No more excuses. It’s time to stop texting and driving. While we’re all saying we’ve stopped, a new poll by AT&T proves otherwise. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 210,000 accidents in 2011 involved a driver who was texting. Not scary enough? How about the fact that 9 drivers a day are killed […]

Car Maintenance Myths

Car Maintenance Myths

  While most of us see our cars as a gentle machine built for the purpose of safe and smooth transportation there are times where it seems to turn into a gas-guzzling monster ready to break down on us at every turn. A bit dramatic? Perhaps, but you have to admit – every once in […]

Preventing a Car Break-In: Your 10-Step Strategy

Preventing a Car Break-In: Your 10-Step Strategy

  Though many cars are stolen each year, you’re far more likely to have someone steal something out of your vehicle than steal the vehicle itself. In the U.S., a car break-in occurs every 17 seconds, resulting in well over $1 billion in annual losses. Below are 10 steps you can take to prevent a […]

New Car Safety App Released by NHTSA

New Car Safety App Released by NHTSA

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a “SaferCar” app for iPhones, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. This new app puts the power of NHTSA’s tremendous volume of vehicle safety data, including real-time vehicle safety information from NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov site, at the fingertips of American consumers. NHTSA’s SaferCar app allows users to search […]

5 Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

5 Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

  Statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other official, reputable groups show that teenage drivers get into more accidents than do any other drivers. Whether you’re a newly-minted San Francisco teen driver, who wants to learn best practices, or you’re a parent or educator of teens, here are critical safe […]

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

    While Americans may be distracted drivers, we’re certainly not alone, according to a new six-country survey. If you thought distracted driving was only caused texting and talking, you’ll be surprised by what people admit to doing while driving.    A survey of 1,800 drivers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Russia and Japan […]

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer Technology

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer Technology

  (Courtesy ABCNews) For the first time in seven years, fatalities on the nation’s roads went up 5 percent in the first half of 2012, according to the National Safety Council. For teenagers ages 16 and 17, the results were even more staggering, with a 19 percent increase in deaths and 240 youngsters killed over […]

Most Dangerous Roads for Walking in New Jersey

Most Dangerous Roads for Walking in New Jersey

  For five years in a row, Route 130, also known as Burlington Pike, in Burlington County has held the title: “New Jersey’s Deadliest Road for Pedestrians.” This year, it will share that unfortunate distinction. Tri-State Transportation Campaign released its annual list of “most dangerous roads for walking” in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut […]

Safest Family Cars for 2013

Safest Family Cars for 2013

  Several midsize models with the highest scores in recent crash tests, including one that some luxury cars failed. When it comes to new cars, safety sells. Buying a vehicle with a higher fuel economy rating may keep a few dollars in a family’s coffers, but buying one that protects its occupants better in a […]

Car Merging Psychology

Car Merging Psychology

  How and When To Merge — Without Losing Your Cool Every morning I face a decision that twists my stomach in a knot. On my route to work a sign announces that I need to merge into the right lane to take another freeway. The merging point is nearly a mile away but I […]