Tag Archives: Driver 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 […]

How Parents Can Encourage Their Teen Driver to Limit Distractions

I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the frequency in which your teen texts, but did you know that texting while driving is the most dangerous distraction? In fact, people who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash. That’s why it’s important to understand that when your teen […]

4 Conditions That Cause Limited Visibility and How to Handle Them

There are only two types of driving environments we can encounter, perfect and not so perfect. We use two terms to describe these environments: ideal and adverse. Visibility is something that refers to the ability to see and be seen. There are a number of conditions that can contribute to poor visibility while driving. Do […]

Helpful Tips for Hill Parking

Imagine pulling into that primo parking spot at your favorite restaurant. You haven’t eaten much today, so you’re very eager to get out of the car and begin your feast. You jump out of the car like it’s on fire and rush inside to grab a table. But wait — did you apply the parking […]

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 […]

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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