Speeding and Aggressive Driving in California Aggressive driving behaviors are a problem in California and across the country. Although we usually think about road rage as being the typical case of ‘aggressive driving,’ a variety of unsafe practices behind the wheel can be categorized as aggressive. From speeding to tailgating, aggressive driving puts everybody on…

Federal Grant to Help Save Lives in California It’s no secret that impaired drivers are endangering lives on California roadways nearly every day. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently received a federal grant to crack down on impaired drivers. This grant, which has been awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and…

Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Buckling up Could Save Your Giblets” campaign is aimed at raising awareness about seat belt usage during the holidays. Buckling up is the single most effective way to save your life and the lives of your loved ones on the road this holiday…

Daylight Savings Safety Tips The Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently released a few safety tips for motorists and pedestrians as the days become shorter. Sleep patterns may be changing, and clock adjustments can change where glares and darkness occur for otherwise familiar driving routes. Since it is getting dark earlier, officials with the National…

Stop Speeding Before It Stops You Disobeying posted speed limits puts everybody on the road at risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that 13,000 lives were lost as a result of speeding-related traffic wrecks in 2005. Their “Stop Speeding Before it Stops You” campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers…

The Dangers of Distracted Driving Distracted driving has become a dangerous epidemic in America. Texting bans for all drivers have been enacted in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that drivers who text are 23 times more likely to get into a crash than their non-distracted…

photo courtesy of DSA Crown© Older Driver Safety The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2008, more than 5,500 older adults were killed in traffic crashes, and more than 183,000 older adults were injured. They also report that adults over the age of 65 made up 15 percent of all traffic-related fatalities….

Things to Consider When Purchasing Auto Insurance The coverage you choose when purchasing car insurance is incredibly important, and is especially important if you’ve been involved in a car accident. The type of coverage you choose could determine whether or not you are compensated fully for your damages. Would you know what to do if…

10 Most Dangerous Songs to Listen to while Driving We’ve all heard of the typical causes of automobile accidents—reckless driving, fatigued drivers, failure to obey traffic laws—but have you heard of a motorist driving more dangerously because of the music he or she was listening to? An entertaining experiment was conducted by Confused.com that revealed…

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