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Parents Guide to Explaining the Responsibility of Driving to Children

November 8, 2013 – 3:26 pm Comments Off

It was almost 6 o’clock. Time for dinner. At 3:30 p.m., her teenage son, Michael, had driven her car to the barbershop to get his hair cut. He should be home by now. She’s called him twice …

Temps Are Rising – 5 Tips for the Road

June 29, 2012 – 6:54 pm Comments Off
Temps Are Rising – 5 Tips for the Road

The summer sun sends temperatures soaring into the 90s in many parts of the U.S., which can make your car a danger zone for many reasons.
Whether your summer consists of family road tripping or lazy …

How Important Is the Age of Your Tires?

January 10, 2012 – 2:37 pm Comments Off
How Important Is the Age of Your Tires?

With high gas prices, drivers often hear about the importance of keeping tires properly inflated. It is common for drivers to rotate, balance and check tires regularly for wear.
However, most drivers do not know that tires have an expiration …

Look Before You Lock

January 6, 2012 – 2:46 pm Comments Off
Look Before You Lock

Continuing its national efforts to educate the public about the dangers of leaving children in cars, KidsAndCars.org recently unveiled a new pilot program — “Look Before You Lock,” which includes special cards that explain how memory lapses can place …

How I Got My Son to Sign a Driving Contract

December 29, 2011 – 12:22 pm Comments Off
How I Got My Son to Sign a Driving Contract

As the parent of a teenage boy who is about to get his driver’s license, I recently began to think about the fact that I have not been specific enough about my expectations and the …

Commentary: Saving American Teen Drivers

December 29, 2011 – 12:12 pm Comments Off
Commentary: Saving American Teen Drivers

Did you know that automobile crashes remain the leading killer for American teens? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, about 3,000 teens in the United States aged 15–19 were killed in …

The Nitty-Gritty on Buying a Safe Car

September 30, 2011 – 8:35 am Comments Off
The Nitty-Gritty on Buying a Safe Car

The automotive marketplace is booming with new safety gadgets. There are lots of choices, some of which make driving more fun and other features that make driving a bit safer. To that end, here are a few …

Hit the Brakes on Distracted Driving

September 29, 2011 – 10:00 am Comments Off
Hit the Brakes on Distracted Driving

According to a recent report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), there is no evidence that banning cellphone use while driving is effective. The report also states that hands-free phones are no less dangerous than handheld phones.
Despite this conclusion, the GHSA recommends that all …

Has Your Recalled Car Been Repaired?

September 28, 2011 – 12:47 pm Comments Off
Has Your Recalled Car Been Repaired?

After the spate of Toyota recalls for product safety defects, Congress requested that the Government Accounting Office (GAO) perform an analysis of the effectiveness of vehicle defect recalls. In June 2011, the GAO issued its report, which details key findings …

Commentary: Roundabouts Can Be Tricky

September 28, 2011 – 12:33 pm Comments Off
Commentary: Roundabouts Can Be Tricky

You know what a roundabout is, right? It’s a circular intersection that’s been touted by transportation officials as a proven safety solution that reduces the severity of crashes.
They slow traffic down, so that makes sense.
Officials also say they reduce the number …