The Decline of Red Light Cameras: Do They Really Keep Our Roads Safe?

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Red light running is a dangerous habit that many drivers are guilty of committing. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, red light runners caused 683 deaths and an estimated 133,000 injuries in 2012.A majority of those killed were pedestrians, bicyclists and people in other vehicles. The solution to reduce red light running? Red […]

Breathalyzer Apps: How Effective Are They?

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Police officers use breathalyzers during DUI stops to test the blood alcohol content (BAC) of a driver suspected of drunk driving. Now, drivers can have that same power right at their fingertips before even entering their vehicles. Breathalyzer mobile apps and devices are hitting the market to help drivers make smarter decisions and to prevent […]

Drive Sober in December: National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

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In 2012, drunk driving accounted for 31% of all traffic deaths. In 2009, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reported that 3,952 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs. Impaired driving is a serious problem in the U.S. – one that requires increased prevention. December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, formerly known as Drunk […]

Tis the Season: Holiday Travel Safety Tips

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The holidays are here and if you plan on traveling to a loved one’s party or get-together, brace yourself because millions of other drivers will be doing the exact same thing.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest travel periods of the year which means the roads will be packed and tensions will be high this […]

How to Avoid a DUI/DWI

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Driving while under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) are serious offenses that have life-changing consequences. Not only are you putting other people’s lives in danger, you also risk getting arrested, losing your driver’s license, paying huge fines and increasing your insurance premiums. To prevent you from making the mistake of getting behind […]

End of the Road: When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Car

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It’s not easy saying goodbye to an old friend. Sure, you and your car have shared quite a few good memories together, but as the years have passed, is your car still serving its purpose? At this point in your car’s life, are you simply squeezing the last few months out of it? If you […]

DIY Weekend: How to Clean Your Car Like a Pro

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While some drivers leave the cleaning and detailing of their cars to the professionals, DIYers and car enthusiasts revel in spending their Saturday mornings washing, wiping and waxing their beloved vehicles. If you want your car to shine and sparkle like the pros, follow these tips. Cleaning supplies you will need Before you get started, […]

Do You Know How Fast You Were Going? Traffic and Speeding Ticket Statistics

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In the past, we revealed who the best and worst drivers are in the U.S. We also examined whether young adults or older adults were the safest drivers. In today’s post, we’re going one step further by highlighting who gets the most traffic tickets, which vehicles are the most ticketed, and other traffic violation statistics. […]

Drive Safe During National Teen Driver Safety Week

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Teenagers get a bad rap when it comes to driving, and for good reason. Because most teens are inexperienced behind the wheel, they are more likely to make mistakes and test the limits (and rules) of the road. However, these rookie mistakes have serious consequences. In 2012, a total of 2,823 teenagers between the ages […]

Say What?! Weirdest State Driving Laws

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Whether we like them or not, state driving laws have been put in place for a reason. Without them, there would be chaos on every roadway imaginable, resulting in injuries, fines, jail time and car repairs – lots of them. But do some driving laws leave you scratching your head and thinking “huh?!”  If so, […]

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