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Articles about staying safe on the road and behind the wheel. You’ll find helpful information for everyone who uses the road. Get insights on distracted driving, nationwide safety law trends, bicyclist safety, and more.

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5 Reasons to Welcome Big Brother Into Your Car

by Ryan Looney on

Drivers beware. A small, smart, and highly watchful plug-in device might be heading to a steering column near you. But who says Big Brother can’t use its all-seeing powers for good? If you allow your insurer to track certain everyday driving habits, you could be in line for serious car insurance savings. As car insurance […]

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Distracted Driving Awareness Quiz by Jen Lamboy on

We hear it all the time: Driving and cell phones don’t mix. Yet auto accidents involving drivers on their cell phones increasingly plague our roads. DMV.org’s solution: Raise awareness! Take our Distracted Driving Awareness Quiz and let the truth be your guide.

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What is a 511 Traffic System? by Melissa Crumish on

The 511 traffic system allows you to access up-to-the-minute road information via phone or Web for your particular state or city. There are no statewide blanket reports. Instead, through 511 you can access information for specific routes on weather, road conditions, traffic, and public transportation interruptions. The History of 511 Traffic Systems Before the 511 […]

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How to Avoid Scams When Driving Abroad by Melissa Crumish on

Different driving rules and different languages conspire against you when driving outside of the United States, making you extremely ┬ávulnerable to scam artists. Calculated forethought is your best defense. To prepare for driving abroad consider the following tips: Obtain an international driving permit (IDP). This document is recognized by 174 countries and translates your drivers […]

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Using 511 From Your Cell Phone by Melissa Crumish on

You may access the 511 traffic system using your phone (cell or landline) if you reside or are traveling in any of the following cities are states: Alaska Arizona ARTIMIS (Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati) Colorado Eastern Sierras, California Florida Georgia Idaho Inland Empire (Souther California) Iowa Kansas Kentucky Los Angeles Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota […]

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Types of Info Via 511 Traffic Systems by Melissa Crumish on

Immediate access to road conditions is the genius of the 511 traffic system. With the 511 traffic system, you can access this information from the Internet, your phone (cell or landline), or a smartphone app. 511 Traffic System Availability 511 traffic systems are currently available in the following cities and states: Alaska Arizona ARTIMIS (Northern […]

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How to Report a Damaged or Missing Road Sign by Nadia Ibanez on

For a number of reasons, road signs seem to go missing or become damaged. Severe weather, car accidents and even theft are reasons why road signs need repair or replacement. We all learned the importance of reading traffic signs while studying for road sign practice tests, the permit test, and the drivers license test, so […]

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