Top 10 reasons why traffic crashes occur

Top 10 reasons why traffic crashes occur

  Accidents occur every day and for a variety of reasons. You may think you know the top ten reasons why traffic accidents occur, however, you might be surprised by what you learn – In need of safety training? Visit our Texas online driver safety course.   It is no surprise that the number one […]

NHTSA: Backup Cameras Must Be Standard by 2018

NHTSA: Backup Cameras Must Be Standard by 2018

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declared Monday that there must be “rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018.” NHTSA’s ruling includes requirements for the camera’s field of view as well as durability, responsiveness and size of the displayed image.   According to NHTSA, “This new rule […]

Automatic Braking Could Soon Be Standard on All Cars

Automatic Braking Could Soon Be Standard on All Cars

  Automatic braking technology could soon become standard equipment on all vehicles. This week, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulators make crash avoidance systems mandatory on all new cars sold due to its potential to save lives.   “Safety should be a basic feature rather […]

Google’s Latest Self-Driving Cars Hit the Public Streets

Google’s Latest Self-Driving Cars Hit the Public Streets

  Google’s self-driving car project has just reached another noteworthy milestone. This summer, the company’s latest prototype vehicles will hit the road in Mountain View, California for testing under real-world conditions. The cars require no human input while driving, though all will be tested with a safety driver aboard.   The adorable new iteration of […]

Car Thieves Hack Remote Keyless Entry Systems with $17 Device

Car Thieves Hack Remote Keyless Entry Systems with $17 Device

  When I visited Los Angeles this week, I was fortunate enough to rent a brand new Toyota Prius. It’s a great car – not only does the hybrid sip gas, but it also comes with remote keyless entry standard. It’s pretty cool tech: So long as the keyfob is within a couple feet of […]

Tech that Makes Your Old Car Feel New

Tech that Makes Your Old Car Feel New

  What draws buyers to new cars isn’t necessarily the latest colors and styles — more often than not, it’s the latest technology. The average car on the road today is over 11 years old, which means it pre-dates a first-generation iPhone by 3 years, making it a technological dinosaur. While these older vehicles will […]

Goodyear Developing an Electricity-Generating Tire

Goodyear Developing an Electricity-Generating Tire

We cover a lot of cool car tech here at 1SafeDriver, from self-driving cars to in-dash Android displays. But the latest innovation from Goodyear caught our eye because it’s both a smart idea and potentially good for the planet. As reported by Wired, the tire company is working on designing an electricity-generating tire.     […]

Tips & Tricks for Using Google Maps like a Pro

Tips & Tricks for Using Google Maps like a Pro

  Did you know that today is Google Maps’ 10th birthday? The popular mapping service has evolved a lot over the last decade, making the jump from our computers to our phones, adding a ton of cool features along the way. Did you know that you can use Google Maps to measure aerial distances, or […]

Car Bumper Laser Protects Against Rear-end Collisions

Car Bumper Laser Protects Against Rear-end Collisions

We cover a lot of expensive pieces of technology here at 1SafeDriver, from $85,000 televisions to $1,495 HDMI cables. Sometimes, though, the coolest pieces of tech are also incredibly inexpensive. That’s the case with this $11 bumper-mounted laser designed to help prevent rear-end collisions in fog and other limited visibility weather conditions.   The laser […]

Is the Era of the Red Light Camera Coming to an End?

Is the Era of the Red Light Camera Coming to an End?

I don’t know many people who are enthusiastic about red light traffic cameras. In my experience, they easily cause as many problems as they solve. People slam on their brakes to avoid oft-shortened yellow light cycles. Others have been getting tickets for making rolling right turns on red, “guilty” of violating a three-second-stop rule that’s […]