Tag Archives: Car Safety

Why Driving Without Car Insurance Is a Bad Idea

There are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t drive without car insurance. From penalties and fines to a suspended drivers license, driving without car insurance comes with some serious repercussions. Traffic laws are doled out at the state level, so make sure to stay current on your local laws and requirements, so you can […]

How Can You Lower Your Risk of Hydroplaning?

Hydroplaning — the word can be a bit scary for even the most experienced drivers. The event can occur with even the smallest amount of water accumulation and happens when your tires ride on the surface of standing water instead of the pavement. Hydroplaning specifically refers to a film of water that forms between the […]

Impaired Driving: What You Need to Know

Impaired driving is currently the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes. Impaired driving is a problem at all times and days of the week. “Driving Under the Influence” is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, other drugs including cannabis (marijuana) prescribed for medical purposes, or intoxicating compounds and methamphetamine. In […]

Follow These 5 Rules to Reduce Your Risk of Crashing

Your vehicle carries more than just precious loved ones, it holds flammable materials and weighs more than 3,000 pounds. In many cases, it can kill. Understand the risks every time you get behind the wheel and more importantly, what steps you can take to stay safe.   Avoid distracted driving. Distracted driving is any activity […]

6 Factors That Contribute to Smooth Braking

Braking is a technique worth getting right. When properly executed, braking can ensure your safety, your passengers’ safety, and prolong the life of your vehicle. Who doesn’t like being safe and saving money? Learn how to be most efficient when coming to those four-way intersections. Here’s what you need to know to break smoothly and […]

5 Tips to Being a Good Driving Role Model for Your Teen

It takes a great amount of time and practice to become a good driver. According to the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, “Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-20. Nearly one in five licensed 16-year- olds are in a vehicle crash and, per mile driven, his/her fatality […]

What You Need to Know About Sharing the Road with Emergency Vehicles

At any given moment we may share the road with a wide variety of things; Cars, 18 wheelers, tow trucks, animals, cyclist, emergency vehicles and more. How we drive must change based on this. Adjusting our driving to who we share the road with is just as important as adjusting our driving to adverse weather […]

pre-trip procedures

Do You Follow These 5 Pre-Trip Procedures?

The process of getting ready to drive starts before you even get into your car. Regardless of how good a driver you may be, you need a vehicle that is in good condition. When was the last time you did a thorough vehicle inspection? When you’re in a hurry, do you take time to check […]

items you should have in your car

Items You Should ALWAYS Have in Your Car

Before getting on the road, make sure you’re prepared for the worst by having the proper equipment stored in your car. The following list goes over items every driver should have in their vehicle:   Tire Changing Supplies The first thing on our list is actually a collection of items – a spare tire, tire […]

5 most common driving errors

Avoid the Five Most Common Driving Errors

#1: Incorrect Speed To avoid speeding, always know the speed limit, regularly check the speedometer, and allow enough time to reach your destination. Assess the driving conditions and adjust your vehicle speed accordingly. If a vehicle is following closely behind you, slow down to encourage them to pass rather than speeding up.   #2: Violating […]

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