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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Helmet Laws for Scooters

by Nadia Ibanez on

Motorcycles have always held a certain appeal for some, but in recent years, scooters, mopeds, and other types of motorbikes have gained popularity. As such, lawmakers have created regulations specifically related to these bikes, such as helmet laws. Helmet laws have been around since the 1960s and each state has adopted its own policies. Some […]

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Safety Tips for Riding Scooters and Mopeds by Cara Hopkins on

There are a lot of great things about scooters. They are much more fuel efficient than cars, less intimidating than a full-on motorcycle, and less tiring than a traditional bike. With more and more people looking to ditch their gas-guzzlers for something sportier, the variety of scooters and mopeds on the market is steadily growing […]

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Headlight Laws Vary Little Throughout the Nation by Nadia Ibanez on

It has become second nature for drivers across the country to turn their headlights on at night, during harsh weather, to let others on the road know where you are, and whenever visibility becomes difficult when driving in unfamiliar areas. These extremely helpful lights are so important that states have designed safety laws around them […]

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Safety Laws On Children, Pets, and Vehicles by Melissa Crumish on

Many states now have safety laws against leaving children and pets unattended in a vehicle. Depending on the state and circumstances, the guilty can be issued a traffic ticket and fined, or, in extreme cases, charged with manslaughter and sentenced to a lengthy jail term. Safety Laws Against Leaving a Child Unattended in a Car Since […]

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Boat Safety Course: Learn Boating Basics by Kathy Teel on

Most people have a good idea how to get a driver’s license, because most people will get one at some point in their lives, but it’s not always as clear what the requirements are for a boating license. It’s important to know that the law approaches boating differently from driving a car, and getting a […]

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