Distractions While Driving

When there are multiple passengers, the crash risk is three to five times greater than when driving alone. Parents talk to your teens about the various types of distractions while driving (like their cell phones!). Be safe. Drive Safe. Key Facts and Statistics In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor … Continue reading Distractions While Driving

New federal drivers license requirements might bring back long lines at Texas DPS

U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Temple, is chairman of a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee in charge of Department of Homeland Security funding. Lauren Victoria Burke AP Over the last few years, the Texas Department of Public Safety has tried to reduce wait times for driver licensing by opening “mega centers” around the state. In some places, … Continue reading New federal drivers license requirements might bring back long lines at Texas DPS

Safe Driving Tips for Your Teen

Your teen just recently got their driver's license...now what? Below are some tips to help guide you and your teen to drive safe.   1) Keep Your Cell Phone Off Multiple studies indicate using a cell phone while driving is the equivalent of driving drunk―that's even when using a hands-free phone. NOTE: Your state may … Continue reading Safe Driving Tips for Your Teen

Driving Tips for Thanksgiving Travel Week

AAA reports that an estimated 45 to 50 million Americans will be traveling this upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  If you plan on driving this year here are some safety tips to ensure you and your loved ones arrive safe to and from your destination. Never drink and drive. Even one drink can have an impact on … Continue reading Driving Tips for Thanksgiving Travel Week

Driving While Distracted: Parents do it, too

  (Story via CNN) Laura Maurer said she is not the type to text while driving. Case in point: Two years ago, when she needed to send a text to a client who frequented her hair salon, she pulled over on a country road near her home in Brooklyn, Iowa, to send it. But when … Continue reading Driving While Distracted: Parents do it, too

Safety Tip of the Day: Prevent Rollover Crashes

Rollovers are complex crash incidents and are particularly violent in nature. Rollovers, more so than other types of crashes, reflect the interaction of the driver, road, vehicle, and environmental factors. So while vehicle type does play a significant role, other factors such as driver behavior and road and environmental conditions can also cause a vehicle … Continue reading Safety Tip of the Day: Prevent Rollover Crashes

Halloween Safe Driving Tips

Halloween is approaching soon. Here are a few safety driving tips from Progressive on how to stay safe this Halloween. Halloween Driving Safety Tips At a glance: Help protect trick-or-treaters by following these driving safety tips on Halloween, or on the night your community hosts Halloween activities. Be especially careful between 4 and 8 p.m., … Continue reading Halloween Safe Driving Tips