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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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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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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