Safety & Driving

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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Safety Tips for Commercial Drivers

by Melissa Crumish on

Trucking requires full concentration on the road. Not only must commercial drivers contend with other motorists, dangerous weather conditions, and wandering wildlife, but they must do so while operating large rigs, often carrying heavy and sometimes dangerous cargo. One mistake carries possible huge repercussions. To help stay out of harm’s way, consider the following safety […]

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What Qualifies as a Disability? by Alicia Sparks on

Each state sets its own criteria for qualifying disabilities. (By “qualifying,” we mean disabilities that qualify for special disabled parking placards or handicapped license plates – see below.) To find out for sure, check your state’s disabled driver information. Most states consider drivers disabled if they: Don’t have full use of one or both arms. […]

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Tips on Extending Your Car’s Life by Melissa Crumish on

Your car is more than validation for owning a drivers license. It’s also a huge investment. With so much financially at stake, it’s in your best interest to keep the vehicle in peak condition, getting as many miles out of it as you can. To help your efforts, consider the following tips on how to […]

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Road Trip Tips: Plan a Fun and Safe Drive by Melissa Crumish on

Whether you’re embarking on a three-day trip into the next state, or a three-week cross-country journey, a five-star road trip requires a keen balance of spontaneity and advanced planning. To help with your road trip, heed the following advice before switching into Kerouac-mode: Make sure your vehicle is in sound working order – a cracked […]

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Teen Driver Safety: Seat Belt Use by Melissa Crumish on

The facts don’t talk, they shout: Out of any driving demographic, teen drivers are the least likely to buckle up. This despite having the highest accident rate out of any other driving demographic per 100,000 drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year olds in the United States. […]

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The ABCs of Pavement Markings and Road Signs by Cara Hopkins on

In addition to mastering the feel and control of a vehicle, beginning drivers must also learn a brand new language – the language of road signs and pavement markings. For those of us who took our license exam way back in the 20th Century, or who have been driving for at least a year or two, deciphering […]

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Avoid Mixed Signals By Learning Basic Traffic Signals by Nadia Ibanez on

If unfamiliar traffic signals leave you feeling like a deer in the headlights, you might want to boost your traffic signal IQ. When you fully understand the traffic signals you encounter on the road, you stand a better chance of driving safely and avoiding traffic citations. Read on to learn the meaning behind basic traffic […]

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