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5 Driving Tips for Summer

While the bright blue skies and additional hours of sunlight might make summer seem like the best time to drive, this is actually not the safest time to drive. In fact, some of the most dangerous months are the warmest ones.

Beat the Heat—Prepare Your Car for Summer!

As summer heat and humidity reach their peak, you will want to protect your vehicle. The good news is that you can avoid costly repairs—we'll show you how with this checklist.

Annual Click It or Ticket Campaign

Once each year law enforcement agencies step up their efforts to make roadways a safer place by focusing on a seat belt campaign. They call it the Click It or Ticket campaign. This campaign started in 1993. It encourages drivers and passengers to click their seat belts into place before starting the engine. This year it runs from May 21 to June 3.

May is Bicycle Safety Month!

In many parts of the United States, balmier weather has finally arrived. After those long grey winter months, people are now dusting off their bicycles, inflating the tires and grabbing their helmets. Families will venture out to ride in parks and public areas. Office workers will mount their favorite bicycle to get to work without the hassle of being stuck in traffic.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving—your first thought may be of cell phone use, but many other circumstances can be just as distracting. For instance, a phone call may suddenly ping in on your dashboard touchscreen, you may be scanning to find your favorite song in an endless playlist, or you could even just be trying to figure out how to move the automatic seat back just one more inch.

Don't Drink and Drive on St. Patrick's Day

In March, the phrase “Kiss me, I’m green!” seems to apply to everyone, not just the Irish. As the nation gears up for one of the booziest holidays of the year, St. Patrick’s Day, nearly everyone wants to be in on the green-tinted fun. However, if your plans include hitting the road to travel to your favorite pub for some drinks with friends, remember an important point: Even on St. Patrick’s Day it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Even drinking just a little alcohol will make anyone more dangerous on the road.

7 Surprising Tips for Safe Driving at Railroad Crossings

Trying to beat a train at a railroad crossing is a way to lose big – the train will always win. In fact, the driver of a vehicle that crashes into a train is 20 times more likely to lose their life than if they crashed into another vehicle. So how can you drive safely when approaching railroad crossings? Here are a few unexpected rules to follow.

Seven Ways to Control Your Emotions While Driving

Have you ever considered how strong emotions can affect your safety when you're behind the wheel? Think about the following situations and how they might affect your driving.

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.




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