safety tips

Winter Travel

Winter Travel

    TxDOT’s #1 priority is the safety of the traveling public. We use every resource available to keep the roads open and passable during winter storms. Hazardous weather can unexpectedly change from freezing ice to snow to fog in some areas of the state. You can reduce your risk by simply practicing a few […]

24/7 Texas Driver Safety

24/7 Texas Driver Safety

  At 1SafeDriver.com, we have just the online Texas Driver Safety Course you’re looking for. Whether you’ve been assigned to traffic school by a court or you just want to brush up on your Texas defensive Drivers skills, our Texas Online Drivers Safely Course is entirely online so you’ll never waste any weekends in a […]

Safe Driving Information and Tips for Improving Your Gas Mileage

Safe Driving Information and Tips for Improving Your Gas Mileage

  Things You Can Do Before Driving:   • Get a smaller vehicle. Do you drive an SUV that can carry a small army? Consider a vehicle that is more modest in size. Even if a compact car is too small for your family, consider a crossover vehicle (SUV built on a car platform), a […]

Traffic Ticket Myths

Traffic Ticket Myths

  We’ve all heard them. “You can’t get a traffic ticket for going exactly the posted speed limit.” Or, “Driving with the flow of traffic prevents you from getting a speeding ticket.” The opinions out there are just as numerous as actual traffic laws. But what’s the truth? We chatted with a few ex cops […]

New Texas Defensive Driver Online Course

New Texas Defensive Driver Online Course

  It’s Better Online!   Study when you want, where you want, and for any amount of time – that’s the freedom that our Texas Online Defensive Driving Course offers you. Instead of sitting in a classroom, following someone else’s schedule, you get to be in charge of taking this course. You’ll get the same […]

When To Use Your Lights & Blinkers

When To Use Your Lights & Blinkers

  Modern vehicles are equipped with a variety of lights designed to help drivers see the road and announce their intentions, but misuse or lack of use can leave other motorists in the dark. Last month, I asked Traffic Talk readers to describe what frustrates them most about their fellow drivers. Several readers responded with […]

Dog Safety Tips For Car Travel

Dog Safety Tips For Car Travel

  1. Preparation: Don’t wait for the last minute! When you put it all together at the last minute that creates more anxiety and tension for your dog as well as you! When you are prepared your dog will have a more normal experience. If you planning to make hotel reservations there many pet-friendly hotels […]

Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

  A recent National Sleep Foundation study discussed on ‘Good Morning America’ showed that 37 percent of all drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel, and over 60 percent have driven while drowsy. In one year, 100,000 crashes involving drivers asleep at the wheel account for 1,500 deaths. Aside from the health problems associated with […]

Seat Can Detect Drowsy Drivers

Seat Can Detect Drowsy Drivers

  Sleepy drivers could be warned by electrostatic non-contact heart rate sensing, claims Plymouth-based Plessey Semiconductors. According to the firm, it is possible to tell when a driver is starting to become sleepy from beat to beat heart rate variability. The firm’s proprietary sensing technology, branded EPIC, is capacitive and can detect body electricity, from the […]

Driver Aids For Mobile Phones

Driver Aids For Mobile Phones

  A new Android app will bring lane derivation warnings and driver fatigue alerts to not just Volvos and Mercedes-Benzes, but AMC Pacers and Yugos. CarSafe, developed by computer science researchers at Dartmouth College and led by Professor Andrew Campbell, uses data from smartphone cameras and internal mechanisms to warn drivers if they’re being unsafe. […]