It is a fact that teens are involved in vehicle collisions more often than adults. While there are several factors that come into play in any accident, there are commonalities in those that involve teenage drivers. Inexperienced license holders often make errors that lead to crashes. Some of the most common errors that can be attributed to a lack of experience are driving in ways that aren’t safe for road conditions, failing to respond to hazards correctly, and distracted driving.… Read more
Take a moment and conduct an Internet search for “Facebook and driving” or “Periscope and driving.” You will receive pages of results of news stories of people involved in accidents around the country because of these dangerous driving habits. People are sitting behind the wheels of their vehicles and, instead of paying attention to the road ahead, sending live video feeds to their followers on social media.
Coined “Facedriving” by some media outlets, people are no longer only distracted by … Read more
Late winter to early spring is becoming more and more unpredictable. One week you’re outside sunbathing, and the next you’re bundled up like an eskimo. As the climate continues to change, day-to-day weather becomes wilder all the time. But it’s not just sunbathing schedules that are affected by fickleness of the weather.
Car accident rates are also affected, and in a major way.
According to Resources for the Future (RFF), a nonprofit independent organization that conducts research into energy, … Read more
Distracted driving is on the rise, and there are few things more distracting than passengers — including children. Distracted driving is on the rise, and it is the leading cause of car accidents in many parts of the country. If you regularly travel with your children in tow, one of the best things you can do is to keep them entertained.
When your children have things to do in the car, they are less likely to fight, argue and engage … Read more
Dogs are in households across the country. Many dog owners bristle at the idea of being called an “owner” instead of a guardian or pet parent. This is because they treat their four-legged friends like furry children, including taking them wherever they go. Even dog guardians that don’t regularly ride with their pets will head to a park now and again. Unfortunately, many people ride with their dogs loose in their vehicle, causing not only a distraction but a huge … Read more
Safe driving. It is something many drivers take for granted. We use our turn signals, we only merge after we check our mirrors, and we always turn our heads to check out our blind spots. But what about the things we don’t think about? Here are a few safe driving tips that aren’t exactly unusual, but may be uncommon.
1. Don’t Reflect Your Car
Most people don’t have their side mirrors adjusted correctly. In fact, if you sit in your … Read more
People tend to feel safe when they are behind the wheel. They believe that once they slide into the driver’s seat, they will get where they are going without incident. Few people, if any, expect to fall victim to a carjacking. Unfortunately, the crime occurs more often than people believe.
Most experts say that the crime is preventable as long as drivers stay alert. One of the worst mistakes that a driver can do is to let their guard … Read more
Drivers regularly look out for other drivers when they are on the road. People keep an eye out for others who are speeding, they look twice before passing through intersections, and they even watch out for motorcycles when the weather turns warm. Do drivers look out for pedestrians with such regularity? Statistics would say no.
On average, a pedestrian is injured by a vehicle every seven minutes. A pedestrian is killed in an accident every two hours. Pedestrians don’t hold … Read more
Thankfully for many of us, high-speed police chases are events viewed on television from the comfort of our couches. For others, a chase is something seen up close and personal. The bad news is that being caught up in the middle of a car chase can induce a feeling of panic. The good news is that you won’t be caught up for long.
If you see a chase approaching you, there are ways you can react to keep you … Read more
People today are on the go. We are a nation of busy people, and multi-tasking has become the norm. Perhaps frighteningly, one of the most common places people are trying to do multiple things at once is behind the wheel. From eating to putting on makeup, people take care of a variety of things when the only thing they should be focused on is the road ahead.
One of the most dangerous and unlawful habits that people have behind the … Read more