Distracted driving is fast becoming one of the country's biggest health concerns. As more and more drivers text while on the road, distracted driving crashes are steadily increasing year over year. In fact, the Center For Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 9 people are killed every day in the U.S. and more than 1,000 injured in … Continue reading Distracted Driving
Driving in Hazardous Weather
Hurricane Harvey has hit Houston HARD. You may have seen on the news or heard from a neighbor about the many people who have drowned trying to drive in flooded waters. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND TAKE PRECAUTION. Below are some safety tips to consider before driving in these dangerous conditions. Flood Types Know the types … Continue reading Driving in Hazardous Weather
Teen Driver Safety: Wearing Your Seat Belt!
Article provided by http://www.sadd.org Teen Driver Safety Starts with Wearing Your Seat Belt Did you know that 60.7 percent of teen passengers (16 to 19) who died in crashes weren’t wearing their seatbelts and 51.2 percent of teen drivers (16 to 19) who died in crashes weren’t belted? Lack of seat belt use is still … Continue reading Teen Driver Safety: Wearing Your Seat Belt!
Distracted….walking? BY SAFEDRIVER · PUBLISHED JULY 18, 2012 · UPDATED MARCH 5, 2017 For regular readers you’ll know my passion for safer roads. I try to allow drivers to think about possible situations before they happen so they can be mentally ready to respond. I talk about cyclist, pedestrians and not just drivers and their … Continue reading Distracted….walking?
Dangers of Summer Driving
so what makes summer driving so dangerous? On the surface, driving through a summer heat wave seems quite serene compared to a winter whiteout. But according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the month of August had the second highest number of fatal car accidents in 2014, with 3,037 (right behind October's 3,068). … Continue reading Dangers of Summer Driving
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
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
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