safety tips

Top 10 Driver Distractions

Top 10 Driver Distractions

  It’s no secret that for many people, multi-tasking doesn’t stop when they get behind the wheel. While taking a drive can still be an escape from the daily routine, people today seem more inclined to make auto travel an extension of home, work or play. That may be fine for a passenger, but as […]

Older drivers: 7 Tips for Driver Safety

Older drivers: 7 Tips for Driver Safety

  Driver safety requires more than understanding road signs and traffic laws. As you get older, you’ll likely notice physical changes that can make certain actions — such as turning your head to look for oncoming traffic or driving at night — more challenging. Still, older drivers can remain safe on the road. Consider seven […]

Top 5 Ways To Get Pulled Over by the Cops

Top 5 Ways To Get Pulled Over by the Cops

  It’s easier to get pulled over than you think. All you need to do is commit one of the five violations we’ve listed below. For even faster results, try combining two infractions at once. Many drivers find this very effective. Actually, the real reason for this list is to stop you from being pulled […]

4 Tips for Teaching Teen Drivers

4 Tips for Teaching Teen Drivers

  If you are a parent with a teen going through the driver’s education process, you are probably pretty anxious about what you can do to make sure they stay safe on the road. Ensuring that teens have a good start to their driving education is always essential. It’s particularly important since parents and legal […]

Red Light Running

Red Light Running

  Study provides more evidence that cameras reduce red light running; decrease is biggest for most dangerous violations well into red cycle   ARLINGTON, Va. — In the latest study confirming the benefits of red light cameras, researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that red light running rates declined at Arlington, […]

Super Bowl Traffic Safety

Super Bowl Traffic Safety

  SAFE SUPER BOWL SUNDAY DRIVING TIPS If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant: Designate your sober driver before the party begins. Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself. Eat plenty of food, take breaks, and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks. If you don’t […]

American Safety Commission Urges Drivers to Move Over, Slow Down for Tow Trucks

American Safety Commission Urges Drivers to Move Over, Slow Down for Tow Trucks

  Every year, first responders across the country are injured or killed on the job while providing emergency services along America’s highways. The “Move Over” Law aims to make all roadside emergency and maintenance professionals safer. Who? 90% of respondents to a national poll by Mason Dixon Polling and Research sponsored by the NSC, believe […]

It’s the time of year to end unsafe driving practices

It’s the time of year to end unsafe driving practices

  The woman cradled a toddler and thumbed a text on her cellphone while trying to steer her car one-handedly over a winding road. She zigzagged, then crashed through a fence into a pasture, flipping the car. Thankfully, the only casualty was a cow. “I could have died,” said Emily Schafer, protectively clutching her 20-month-old […]

Traveling With Children

Traveling With Children

  Planning a getaway with your kids?  Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for all children. Protect your most precious cargo by following these easy travel tips: Traveling by Car? Involve your children early on when planning a road trip, which will help keep their interest during the trip.  Show them […]

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

    To keep yourself safe on the road in winter weather, follow these driving tips: Winterize your vehicle to make sure your brakes, wipers, defroster, headlights and heater are all working properly. Stop gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake. Turn on your headlights to increase […]