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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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Distracted Driving Triple Threats

by Bridget Clerkin on

In an endlessly connected world—where our cars talk to us nearly as much as our passengers do, vehicle entertainment systems are racing to be the best and biggest, and a text, tweet, or status update is no further than a pocket or purse away—there are plenty of ways to drive distracted. There are three main […]

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New Considerations Being Taken in Government Car Safety Ratings by Bridget Clerkin on

For years, our cars have been getting smarter and taking on more and more responsibilities that were once exclusive to their human drivers. Now, in a move to keep pace with the quickly modernizing industry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will begin incorporating that technology into its famous 5-Star Safety Rating. The change […]

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National Traffic Deaths on the Rise, Study Finds by Bridget Clerkin on

Theeconomy may have been looking sunnier this year, but a recent study may have found a dark side to that bright picture. Traffic deaths across the country rose 8% in the first 6 months of 2015, compared to that same time period last year, according to numbers compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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Oakhurst CHP to Offer Driving Classes for Seniors, Teens by Bridget Clerkin on

The Oakhurst office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is trying to create better drivers at any age. The agency will hold two free driving courses in the upcoming months, including one for seniors on November 20 and one for teens on December 3. The classes are part of the California Highway Patrol’s “Age Well, […]

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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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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  vulnerable 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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