MADD fact: In 2011, 226 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Of those, 54% were riding with the drunk driver. Drunk driving kills thousands of people every year in the United States. According to the Bureau of Transportation, three people die in alcohol-related accidents every two hours. With statistics like these, it’s on all of […]
Most drivers have an inherent understanding of the basic rules of the road. Green means go. Red means stop. Speed limits are there to save lives. But there are some rules that aren’t as obvious. For example, did you know that on highways with more than two lanes the left lane is reserved only for […]
Seeing flashing red and blue lights in the rearview mirror is one of every motorist’s worst nightmares. But it happens every day. And if it hasn’t already happened to you before, it’s probably going to at some point. What you might not know is that what you do and how you behave when you’re pulled […]
We’ve all been there: You’re driving along, going about your own business, when some lousy driver cuts you off. The near miss is enough to send your blood pressure rocketing into the danger zone and foul language spilling from your mouth. For some people, the urge to take further action to “even the score” becomes […]
With Memorial Day approaching faster than you can say “barbecue!” and surveys indicating this year is going to be a busy one on the roads, now’s the time to take stock of your necessary road trip supplies. Roadside emergency kit? Check. Plenty of snacks and drinks? Check. Spare tire pumped up to max? Hmmm… better […]
Recent news reports reveal that car shopping is experiencing something of an evolution, especially in the U.S. where it’s becoming increasingly common for consumers to educate themselves in advance to avoid getting skinned at the dealership. Here are some car shopping tips to help you avoid some of the most common tricks and tactics employed by car […]
Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives out awards for the safest cars on the road. Far from being a crash test dummy survival contest, the criteria for ranking among the safest cars available takes into account a lot more than just which car fared better in accidents. The IIHS also considers […]
In the great big book of Things To Never Do, there’s an entire chapter dedicated to habits to avoid if you want to keep your car safe from theft. Okay, there really isn’t such a book or chapter – but if there were, these would be the top five things on that list. You can […]
Driving safely at highway speeds requires a combination of skill, judgment and attention. Throw any one of these out the window and you’re only creating a recipe for disaster that could earn you a costly fine or get you into a serious car accident. Of the incredibly long laundry list of things you should never […]
Are you thinking about buying a new car? Whether you’ve got your mind made up or are still mulling over the alternative of going used, there are some key considerations you should bear in mind prior to signing on the dotted line. Here’s a list of the main pros and cons of buying a new […]
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