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A Holiday Sober Driving Guide

As the holidays get closer, talk turns to the fun and feasting in the days ahead. However, a downside of all the merriment is the temptation to drive after having a few drinks. Why is it a downside? Every year, in just the one week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, an average of 300 people die in drunk-driving-related crashes.

Six Tips for Winter Driving and Vehicle Maintenance

As chilly weather settles in for the winter, what maintenance does your vehicle need? To keep your vehicle running smoothly even in slush, freezing rain, or snow, we have tips for you. These pointers may be new to you, or they may simply serve as a reminder as you get ready for the cold months ahead. If you live in warmer areas and are planning a road trip to cooler climates, count on these tips to keep you stress-free and prepared for anything.

Safe Driving at Thanksgiving Time

This November, many Americans will set aside a day to be grateful. Over 50 million Americans are expected to travel to visit family during Thanksgiving week, many of them embarking on long road trips. All those vehicles on the road make safety behind the wheel even more important. Whether or not you will travel far from home, how can you stay safe on the road?

Vehicle Safety Recalls and Daylight Savings Time

The NHTSA advises vehicle owners to check for recalls twice a year when setting their clocks backward or forward to observe Daylight Saving Time or to revert to standard time. Of course, vehicle repairs are not directly linked to your clock, but these important changes to your daily routine are a convenient time to remember to check for important recalls.

7 Ways to Drive Safe on Halloween

While most people associate Halloween with candy, costumes, and nighttime fun, there’s also a scary side to the holiday that people rarely consider. It is an especially dangerous time for children who are out on the streets. Why is Halloween such a dangerous time for children? On that day, young ones start to fill the sidewalks in the late afternoon. Depending on the neighborhood, they may still be pushing doorbells and collecting candy well into the night. In their excitement to get the best treats, they are less aware of the vehicles around them.

Driving and Coffee - Do They Mix?

Driving and Coffee - Do They Mix? There’s a day to celebrate almost everything, and since 2015 there’s been a day to celebrate coffee. On October 1, International Coffee Day, events take place in 54 countries around the world, from Africa to Canada and Indonesia to Colombia. Why should we focus on coffee for a whole day? Not only to share our love of the dark brew but also to bring attention to the role of men and women who work hard to cultivate those beans we so appreciate. Many drivers are quite eager to celebrate caffeine. Caffeine can be the boost that keeps a person alert behind the wheel.

World Tourism Day - What Tourism Means for Drivers

World Tourism Day – What Tourism Means for Drivers. Do you love to travel by personal vehicle when on vacation? Road trips are an excellent way to see new sights. When traveling by car or truck you can stop and get an in-depth look at the many small communities you pass through. You can enjoy off-the-beaten-path adventures that would have never happened if you simply flew by plane over those areas.

How to Get Your Pennsylvania Driver's License

Ready to get your Pennsylvania Driver's License? Check out our Online Pennsylvania Driver's Education course. The State of Pennsylvania uses three-stage graduated driver licensing program for all new drivers under the age of 18. This means that if you are under 18 you need to complete all three stages before you can receive your unrestricted driver's license.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is an unusual holiday, and the start of it was even more unusual. Way back in 1995 two guys, John Baur and Mark Summers, were playing ball one day, and to jazz up the game they started talking back and forth to each other like pirates. There was no rhyme or reason to it – they were just having some fun. Unbeknownst to the world, they decided to make it a national holiday – at least for themselves! In total obscurity, they celebrated it every year on September 19.

Safely Sharing the Road with School Buses

Did you know that school buses are far safer than the other vehicles on the road? The government sets all kinds of regulations about what kind of vehicle can be used to transport school students, how that vehicle is built, how many people can ride on the bus, and where they should be sitting. And it is a good thing these regulations are set - the result is that there are relatively few student fatalities each year.




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