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Tag Archives: driver-safety-tips

Trends in Distraction, What’s Changed? What can we all do?

Well over a year ago we published a blog, “Warning to Parents! New Snapchat Filter that Tracks Your Speed in MPH While a Photo is Being Taken.” Thousands of parents and teens have since read the blog. Not so long ago one of the dangers associated with distracted driving stemmed from the fact people simply -->

Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve Festivities

New Year’s Eve is about celebrating the anticipation of the New Year and starting fresh. However, a good time can turn into tragedy quickly if proper precautions aren’t taken. Every year, nearly 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The risk of sharing the road with a -->

How Old is Too Old to Drive?

Adults ages 65 and older are responsible for 14% of traffic fatalities, and 17% of all pedestrian fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So how do you know when your elderly loved one’s driving skills are being impaired and when it is time to take them off the road? Use this checklist to -->

Preventing Backover Accidents

The government has only recently started to track the number of children injured or killed in non-traffic related accidents, such as driveway backovers. In 2009, the NHTSA released a report that estimated an average of 292 fatalities and 18,000 injuries occur each year as a result of backover accidents. What Can You Do as a -->

10 Things You Should Never Mix with Alcohol

Alcohol can sometimes put you in a vulnerable and threatening position. Even the most responsible, moderate drinkers are sometimes put in situations where even a small amount of alcohol could pose a threat to your health, your reputation, or the safety of those around you. To avoid potential danger, embarrassment at the office holiday party, -->

Truck Driving Safety Tips

If you’re driving a truck for employment or just on a long overnight trip, keep these tips in mind for your safety and the well-being of other travelers: 1. Buckle Up: It’s an old myth that good truck drivers don’t need to wear seatbelts. Everyone needs to wear a seatbelt. You could be the best -->

New Technology Lets Parents Set Controls for Teen Drivers

With teens heading back to school, many parents fear letting their teens drive themselves to school. Fatal crashes are the leading cause of death among Americans ages 15-20. New technology may set those parents’ minds at ease this coming school year. Ford and General Motors have taken two approaches to allowing parents to have some -->

Car Crashes Are More Likely While Pregnant, New Study Finds

A shocking new study found that women are at a much higher risk of motor vehicle accidents during pregnancy, especially in their second trimester. The study, which urges moms-to-be to drive extra carefully found that women run a 42% increased relative risk of being in a car crash when they are pregnant than when they -->

Finding the Right Car Seat for Your Kids

Finding the right car seat for your child based on their age, weight and height is extremely important and necessary to keep them safe if an accident occurs. Here are some helpful tips on what car seat is appropriate for their age and how to correctly fit your child in the car seat.Birth – 12 -->

Eyes on the Road: The Challenges of Safe Driving

There are three types of distractions while driving: Manual, visual, and cognitive.Manual: taking your hands off the wheel.Visual: Taking your eyes off the road.Cognitive: Taking your mind off of driving.All three of these distractions can lead to serious injury or even death.Get the Facts:660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving at any given moment -->