Tag Archives: Car Safety

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 […]

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 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 […]

Becoming a Licensed Driver And An Organ Donor

The purpose of a comprehensive driver education program is to make sure only safe and intelligent drivers are allowed on the road.  Once you’ve completed all of the requirements for your driver education program, you will be ready to become a licensed driver! Applicants in the state of Illinois will have to take a written, […]

10 Tips for Dealing with Heavy Traffic

Few things are more frustrating than getting stuck in a massive traffic jam. Whether it’s caused by a crash on the road, construction, or general rush hour backup, driving in traffic is less than ideal and can also be dangerous. Here are 10 tips for dealing with heavy traffic.   Slow Down When there are […]

Teen Driver’s Guide to Identifying Road Markings

There’s a lot happening while you’re driving: you’re paying attention to what’s in front of you on the road, there are pedestrians crossing the street, you’re trying to watch your speed, and there are other vehicles driving around you. With all of this activity, it’s easy to miss road markings and properly obey them, especially […]

What You Should Know When Sharing the Road with Cyclists

The number of cyclists on our roads, especially in large cities, has increased over the years. When you’re sharing the road with cyclists, it’s important for the safety of everyone to drive with extra caution. Here’s what every driver needs to know when sharing the road with cyclists:   Pay attention to the bike lane. […]

Car Safety Recalls: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Warnings

  Car recalls are not glamorous by any stretch of the imagination — they’re costly to the automotive manufacturer and it’s one more item you have to add to your to-do list. But ignoring car safety recalls is not a good idea, as it can put you, your family, your car and other drivers at […]

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