Blog posts tagged with 'safety'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Safer Drivers, Safer Children - Back to School Driving Tips The summer heat is still at full blast and the memories of your summer vacation may still be fresh in your mind. However, as you drive down the road enjoying the afternoon breeze there may be something you’ve forgotten during these golden summer months: school zones. Yes, schools are opening again. For drivers, that means remembering that children that will be making their daily trips to and from class.
How to Save a Child on Heatstroke Awareness Day Over the last 20 years, nearly 800 children in the United States have died of heatstroke in vehicles. To help save children across the country, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared July 31 National Heatstroke Awareness Day.