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Safety & Driving

Safety & Driving

Find info on traffic alerts, 511 traffic systems, vehicle and tire recalls, tips for driving in hazardous conditions, state-specific safety laws, and more.

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  • Traffic Alerts

    Traffic Alerts - View your cities current traffic status, plan your way around traffic to avoid headaches.

  • 511 Traffic Systems

    Road Closures, Highway Conditions, Accidents, Detours via National 511 at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Recalls

    Find out what vehicles are being recalled and why.

  • Tire Recalls

    Find information about Tire Recalls and more at dmv.org.

  • Safety Laws

    Safety laws. Stay informed on cell phone, car seat, seat belt, headlight, headset, window tinting, & child safety laws.

  • How Emotions Affect Driving

    Ever wonder exactly how much our emotions affect our driving? Find out in our revealing emotions and driving page at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Driving in Hazardous Conditions

    Suggestions on how to make the road safer by learning how to drive in hazardous conditions at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Buying Your First Car

    Buying a car for the first time? Here is a first car buyers guide to help you make the right decisions at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Teen Drivers: A Beginner's Guide

    Teen Drivers - how to guide on getting your license and the responsibilities of your new freedom at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Seniors: When To Turn Over The Car Keys

    Knowing when to turn in the keys is a part of responsible driving. Here is a guide to help assess if you or someone you love can no longer drive safely due to age at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Packing Your First-Aid Kit

    Do you have a first-aid kit in your car? Why you should, and what it should have. Read all about it in our How-To Safety Guides at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Seven Senior Safety Suggestions

    Need advise for a mature driver? Our safety suggestions for elderly drivers may be of assistance at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Wildlife on the Road

    A deer suddenly jumps in front of your vehicle: to swerve, or not to swerve? Find out how to help prevent an accident with wildlife read our How-To Safety Guides at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • When to Call Wildlife Rescue

    What to do when that deer in the headlights gets too close for comfort; who and when you should call. Read our DMV Guide How-To Guide.

  • Taking A Mature Driver Course

    When is a mature driving course a good idea? Let our how to guide assist you at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Medications & Driving

    Medications can affect your driving. Find out which medications should not be mixed with driving at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Night Driving

    Tired drivers, daredevil wildlife, and blinding high beams: how to stay safe on the roads after dark. Study our How To Safety Guides before you drive at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Hallucinations on the Road

    Asleep at the wheel? Learn about drowsy-driving before those sleep monsters get you. Find out how best to arrive safely to your destination; read our How-To Safety Guides at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • How To Drive Distraction Free

    Suggestions on how to make the road safer by learning how to drive in a focused manner without distractions at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.

  • Road Rage: How To Deal With It

    How to prevent road rage from getting the best of you, or how to deal with someone who has at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.