Traffic Safety

Sometimes clichés are clichés because they repeat tried-and-true advice. This is one of those times. When it comes to traffic safety, a good defense is often the best offense. Meaning, you can prevent a lot of fender benders and collisions by simply adhering to a few basic road safety guidelines. And, best practices aside, state and federal laws are often evolving to solidify these “dos and don’ts” into enforceable legislation. Although we sometimes dismiss these ideas as basic common sense, even the best drivers have their distracted moments or can experience drowsiness behind the wheel. Leverage this section of our blog to brush up on the unspoken rules of the road and learn how simple hacks like routine preventative maintenance can save you thousands of dollars (and a migraine or two)!

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Avoid Car Accidents with Preventative Maintenance

We all know that driving defensively and avoiding distractions can significantly reduce the chances of getting into a car accident. However, proactive measures such as properly maintaining your car can also prevent accidents on the road. Not a mechanic? Don’t worry. It’s easier than you think. In fact, there are some simple things you can do—even if you are not mechanically inclined. In fact, a little extra time and observation may ensure that your car…

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How to Handle Driving with a Cargo Trailer

A loaded trailer can carry an average of up to 40 tons, which can make it take longer to brake and, in a truck accident, can contribute to catastrophic injuries. The risks associated with an accident involving a cargo trailer are greater than an accident with the collision of two cars, due to the large size and the number of blind spots on a cargo trailer. If you are driving your vehicle, remember to keep…

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The Best Safety Tips when Traveling on the Road

Planning a road trip always brings better results than a sporadic trip. There are many things to consider and safety depends on the vehicle and the driver. It is important to keep both in mind and to keep each in good health. Here are some tips on how to avoid car accidents on a road trip: Maintain your vehicle: Always remember to check the battery, tire pressure, operating belts, fluid levels, and brakes of your…

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How Many Times Will You Crash Your Car?

If you have not been involved in a car accident, consider yourself lucky, or possibly overdue for one. According to estimates from the Auto Insurance Industry, a claim for a collision will be filed approximately once every 17.9 years for the average driver. If you received your license at the age of 16, the odds that you will experience some kind of driving accident by the time you are 34, at the latest, is high.…

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Is it dangerous to drive with high heels?

High heels are a fundamental piece of most women’s wardrobes. They help to stylize the figure, improve your look and can be fashionable in certain settings. But beware, when driving, it may not be the best ally of women. This type of footwear does not have the necessary surface area in the sole to allow the pedal or the brake to be depressed in order to avoid collisions. That is, in an emergency situation or…

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Beware of unsecured objects inside the vehicle

Unfortunate accidents can occur when there are unsecured objects inside the vehicle. Such was the case of a three-year-old girl who died after her mother's car collided with the back of a school bus in Spain. The girl was tied to a child seat, but the impact of the collision caused the tablet she held in her hands to crash into her face. Any unsecured object inside a vehicle has the potential to become a…

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Tire Failure During the Summer

The intense heat of summer increases the risk of punctures, blowouts, and heating in car tires. Do not forget to check the air pressure of your tires every two weeks. Keeping the maintenance of your vehicle in optimal conditions will help you enjoy driving anywhere during the summer. Correctly inflated tires last longer and result in better fuel economy, handling, and braking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends checking tire pressure and looking…

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Is Texting and Driving More Dangerous than Drinking and Driving?

WATCH OUT! A study from the University of Utah revealed that using a cell phone while driving is just as, if not more, dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. Today texting is considered the worst enemy of the wheel because they account for more motor vehicle accidents than driving under the influence of alcohol. Studies conducted in the United States show that more adults are texting while driving than young people. Some rese…

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Is it More Dangerous to Drive at Night?

According to an analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, speed and nighttime driving are significant factors contributing towards the number of crashes and fatalities involving teen drivers during the 100 deadliest days, which is a period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Contrary to what many people believe, driving at night is not recommended because the risk of an accident increases considerably. There are several factors that influence this, related to both the…

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Wearing a Helmet Can Save Your Life While Riding a Motorcycle

The state of Florida is one of the most dangerous places to drive a motorcycle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 577 motorcyclist deaths in a recent year in Florida, far more deaths than any other state in the country, including larger and higher-populated states such as California and Texas. Helmets have always been recommended for their ability to save the lives of motorcyclists who use them. Statistics revealed that in 2012, the…

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