Ride-sharing companies have blossomed all around the world. About 14 million riders every day opt to use a ride-share appin the United States alone. Many people consider the service to be a convenient, safe and cheap alternative to hailing a taxi. Have you considered using one of these services? While the majority of ride-share app users have never had a negative experience, you should always take precautions to stay safe. Here are eight tips to enjoy your ride and avoid the dangers.
Parenting can take on new levels of stress as children reach the driving age. Kids think of the freedom that having a driver’s license can bring them. Parents, though, are more likely to worry about the risks. They may wonder about their teenager’s attention to safety and how their vehicle will get through this time scratch-free. After all, teenagers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than drivers age 20 or older. How can you make the transition as smooth and easy as possible?
When you decide to start shopping for a used car, it’s only natural to think about how the vehicle looks. Does it match your personal style? Does it come in your favorite color? However, many vehicle owners have come to regret choosing quickly, only to get stuck with what is commonly referred to in the automotive world as a “lemon.” If you want to feel confident in your long-term happiness with a car, take time to consider all of the important factors before agreeing to a purchase.
As the year comes to a close, long breaks from school and extra days off work tempt many people to hit the road to visit family and friends. In fact, it is estimated that just during the Thanksgiving weekend alone, over 48 million people in the United States will drive to a holiday destination. But, before you don your favorite winter sweater and load up on snacks for the roadway, here is a timely question to ask: Is driving during the holiday season any different than driving at other times of the year?
As the weather cools down and you’re looking forward to the first snow, you may wonder what care your vehicle needs in the winter months. No one wants to be in a disabled car on a snowy road. Just the thought of this winter dilemma is enough to make you shiver! Of course, you also want to avoid expensive repairs, extend the life of your vehicle and even save money at the gas pump. These are all good reasons to make sure your vehicle is in good shape. After all, it’s cheaper to perform basic maintenance than to pay for major repairs. But what maintenance should you do, and when?
That dreaded moment has arrived—you see the flashing lights and hear the blaring siren. A police vehicle is signaling that you need to pull over to the side of the road. Your heart races fast, and fear pumps through your body. The same thought goes through your mind over and over: “But I didn’t do anything wrong!” Don’t worry. You can keep calm if you know what to expect and how you should react if you are pulled over.
No one expects an automobile crash to happen. However, there is one thing that you can control: how you react in an emergency situation. After a shakeup like a crash, you may not be thinking clearly. This is a stressful situation for everyone involved. That’s why it’s important to understand beforehand what steps you need to take to comply with the law, protect yourself and your passengers, and start working on your insurance claim.
One of the pleasures of driving in the fall is cruising down tree-lined roads and admiring those breathtaking autumn colors. However, for drivers, there are hidden dangers in those multi-colored leaves.
In 2017 nearly 6,000 bicyclists and motorcyclists lost their lives when they collided with vehicles. Also in that year, almost the same number of pedestrians were killed in vehicle collisions. The good news is that each of us can do our share to make the roads safer. So, whether you’re a pedestrian, biker, or the driver of a vehicle, you can take steps to ensure that your trips are as safe as possible for you and for those that share the road with you.
Terminology about vehicles—and especially car slang—can change drastically from one country to another. However, in the middle of all this wordy confusion, there is one thing we all agree on—it’s fun to hear what people in different countries call items on their vehicles, things on the road or fellow travelers on the highway.