Reconsidering the Need to Speed

Going over the posted speed limit is a leading factor in fatal car crashes. In fact, for every 10 miles per hour over 50 mph, the risk of death in a traffic collision is doubled. This alarming statistic is exactly why drivers need to reassess their situation when considering speeding. Listed below are some common […]

Flat Tire – Now What?

Every driver should know how to change a tire. To learn how to do so, start by practicing in a safe and supervised situation with the following steps.   If possible, pull off the traveled portion of the roadway. Turn on the hazard lights and use warning devices, such as triangles. Once your car is […]

The Dangers of Driving While Sleep Deprived

Do you frequently go on long driving trips? During these drives, be aware of the onset of fatigue, drowsiness, or just plain boredom— here’s how you can identify the warning signs and put some preventative measures in action.   Dangers Fatigue lessens your capability to perform tasks, such as driving. This is because senses are […]

Stop Dreading Parallel Parking

Parallel parking is viewed as one of the most difficult ways to park a vehicle, especially for new drivers. The following step-by-step guide will help you be able to properly and confidently park your car alongside curbs, even on the busiest of streets.    Select a parking space that’s roughly five feet longer than your […]

Recap of National Teen Driver Safety Week

Last week was National Teen Driver Safety Week, which aims to raise awareness and seek solutions for preventable teen deaths and injuries on the road. With motor vehicle crashes being the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, we understand the importance of educating people about statistics and providing tips for developing […]

Controlling Emotions Behind the Wheel

Stressful driving situations can cause strong emotions to surface. The problem comes when we let our emotions get the best of us and affect our ability to stay focused while driving. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that one-third of all fatal car crashes could be attributed to road rage. To lower […]

New or Used Cars? Pros and Cons as a New Driver

Owning your own car gives you a lot of freedom and mobility, but also carries a lot of responsibility. When going through the car buying process, one of your first decisions will likely be about whether to buy a new or used vehicle.   New Cars The Pros:  When you purchase a new vehicle, it […]

What to Look for When Selecting Auto Insurance for New Drivers

Now that you or your child are getting ready to hit the road, it’s important to know the various requirements and options for auto insurance and what each type covers. When looking at an insurance policy for a new driver, be sure to consider the following:   Bodily-Injury Liability If involved in a car crash, […]

What to Do If You’re Involved in a Minor Car Crash

You’ve been in a minor crash. This can be a scary and stressful situation. Your mind is going in a million directions and you’re wondering what to do next. Here are some things to consider if you’re involved in a minor car crash:   Pull Over. If possible, safely pull over to the side of […]

Slow Down, Construction Ahead

There are only two seasons in the Midwest – winter and road construction. There will be plenty of roadway repair projects this fall, so here’s what you need to know to safely reach your destination when road repairs and construction are taking place.   Limit Distractions. It is important to note that you need to […]

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