Seeing and Being Seen is Critical to Safe Driving
Safety on the roads starts with a driver who can properly see and be seen by other vehicles. Good vision is essential for an optimal safe driving experience. If you are unable to see properly, it makes it almost impossible to drive safely. Bad weather and dangerous driving conditions are
Aug 31, 2005 - 3:53:00 PM
For Safety, Drivers Join The Club
Driving potential thieves away from your car may be both easier-and more necessary-than you realize. Vehicle thefts are on the increase with over a million cars stolen in the United States each year. That's 100 cars every single hour. To make matters worse, only 65 percent of those stolen are
Aug 23, 2005 - 8:24:00 PM
Keeping Cool After An Accident
While accidents sometimes cannot be avoided, you can respond in a fashion that helps in the handling of repairs and insurance claims. The following tips should be kept in mind: • Stay calm. After an accident, determine the extent of injuries or damage. Obtain medical assistance immediately if needed.
Jul 20, 2005 - 11:08:00 PM
Tips To Perk Up Your Road Trips
NAPSI)-As families pack up their cars and hit the road, convenience becomes the key to hassle-free and fun-filled vacations. Whether you're looking for relaxation on the beach, a day at a nearby park or a camping excursion, the following tips will help make your plans more enjoyable:
• Planning a
Jul 18, 2005 - 11:54:00 AM
Protect Yourself From Aggressive Drivers
Here are some driv-ing safety tips to steer you in the right direction, from the safety experts at the American Iron and Steel Institute. Staying Calm Behind The Wheel Plan ahead. Allowing yourself enough travel time will prevent a time crunch.
Jun 28, 2005 - 8:56:00 PM
Speeding Puts Your Family and Others in Danger
Despite statistics showing that excessive speed is a factor in a third of all fatal crashes, a recent survey by Farmers Insurance Group shows that 69.2 percent of respondents admitted to exceeding the posted speed limit on the highway. In addition, 36 percent said they regularly exceed the posted speed
Jun 28, 2005 - 8:00:00 PM
Safety Starts Before You Put Your Foot On The Gas
Before you take your next road trip, take a turn at testing your safe driving IQ. Remember, good driving starts before you ever shift into drive. These tips will help steer you to safety. •Seat Belts-According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 157,500 lives have been saved by safety
Jun 15, 2005 - 10:42:00 PM
Tips To Avoid Making Your Car A Virtual Oven
When the temperature rises outside, the combination of extreme heat, direct sunlight and closed windows can turn a parked car into a virtual oven with dashboard temperatures reaching up to about 192° F. Recent tests, conducted for Auto Expressions™, found that on an 89° F day, air trapped inside your
Jun 15, 2005 - 10:39:00 PM
Avoiding Traffic Jams
If you plan on hitting the road anytime soon, chances are you'll have some company. According to the Texas Transportation Institute's annual Urban Mobility Report, traffic jams are costing travelers 3.5 billion hours a year, up from 700 million two decades ago.
Many of the U.S.'s traffic problems can be
Jun 5, 2005 - 11:38:00 PM
Learn to Master Your SUV Before Taking That Long Summer Drive
As thousands of American families pack up their sport utility vehicles for the lengthy ride to their summer getaway, it is essential to take note of some key safety precautions. The ESUVEE Safety Campaign provides summer driving tips that can mean the difference between life and death for you and
May 14, 2005 - 12:10:00 AM
Avoid Becoming a Victim of Road Rage
In today’s society, we all spend more time in our cars than we’d probably like. Traffic congestion and seemingly endless road construction delays can make getting around town extremely frustrating. Chances are you have felt the pangs of road rage on occasion. There’s no doubt that there are a fair
May 12, 2005 - 11:25:00 PM
What You Can Do to Prevent Auto Theft
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, auto theft costs consumers more than $8 billion annually.
Today's thieves typically are not teens out for a joy ride, but rather professionals involved with organized theft rings. While car thieves do like luxury cars, they mainly focus on the more popular vehicles:
May 12, 2005 - 11:17:00 PM
Think Your Car is Safe from Thieves? Think Again
Every time you park your car, you're taking a risk.
Just ask David J. of Stanford, Conn., whose 1998 high-performance Acura Integra Type R was stolen right under his nose just one month after he installed a top-of-the-line security system for $1,500. David's experience is not unusual, says James Cooper,
May 3, 2005 - 7:33:00 PM
Champ Car World Series Racer Bruno Junqueira Offers Tips For Healthier Driving
For many people, driving is a big part of their everyday routine. However, people rarely stop to question the impact of their overall fitness and well-being on their driving. With today's hectic lifestyle, it can become easy to ignore the connection between good health and one's driving ability. Nobody knows
May 3, 2005 - 6:26:00 PM
New Autos: More Safety
Auto manufacturers are making more advanced safety technologies available to consumers than ever, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2005 "Buying A Safer Car" brochure shows.
For example, 75 percent of 2005 models are available with head protection side air bags, up nearly 50 percent from 2004.
Apr 29, 2005 - 12:04:00 AM
Tips For Safe Driving In Construction Zones
Drivers are conditioned to respond to colors. Red brake lights, traffic lights and octagons tell drivers to stop. Yellow flashing lights and road signs caution drivers of conditions ahead. And everyone knows what green means. However, many drivers need to be reminded of the fourth, and possibly the most important,
Apr 18, 2005 - 11:10:00 PM
Staying Inside May Keep You Alive: Preserving the Safety Features of Your Windshield
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 40,000 Americans are killed and more than 5 million Americans are injured every year in highway crashes. Over 30 percent of the fatalities occur when vehicle occupants are either ejected from the vehicle or injured during rollovers. What steps
Mar 14, 2005 - 11:37:00 PM
SUV Safety Report
Today's SUV-consumers are driven toward finding safer vehicles-and that's helped steer auto manufacturers toward providing more options. However, the number of SUVs available can sometimes make finding one with the right safety features seem confusing. This auto-safety overview may help you find the right SUV for you and your family.
Feb 18, 2005 - 8:15:00 PM
Know What to do if You’re in an Auto Accident
No one wants to think about being in an auto accident. But even the safest drivers can be involved in an accident and the fact is that if it happens to you, you may be upset, frightened and not thinking straight. Knowing what to do and being prepared will help
Feb 18, 2005 - 8:09:00 PM
Five Tips for Getting Out of Car Trouble
Do you know what to do when your car sputters and finally dies?
This year, AAA expects to respond to approximately 28 million calls for road service from a membership of more than 45 million car owners. In addition, another 40 million calls for road service will be made this
Feb 17, 2005 - 9:46:00 PM
Six Tips for Staying Safe When Driving Alone
Whether it's the daily commute to the office, picking the kids up from school or just a quick trip to the grocery store, women are on the road alone - or with their children - a lot more these days. In fact, female drivers increased by nearly 40 percent from
Feb 17, 2005 - 9:31:00 PM
Potholes Can Cause Serious Car Damage
Most drivers are familiar with the startling jolt associated with running over a pothole unexpectedly. For some, it also means costly automotive repairs.
"The appearance of potholes brings the potential of damage to vehicle suspension components," said John Nielsen, director of AAA's Approved Auto Repair Network.
Feb 17, 2005 - 9:24:00 PM
Ten Safety Tips for Road Emergencies
Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Thus, motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with road emergencies.
"If your vehicle becomes stuck and you are stranded, don't panic," said John Nielsen, director of AAA's Approved Auto Repair network. "By remaining calm, a stranded motorist
Feb 17, 2005 - 8:16:00 PM
Expert Tips for Driving Safely This Winter
A mechanical failure can be deadly in harsh weather, so preventive maintenance is a must. Here's advice from the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, the group that certifies automotive technicians. Some of the following tips can be performed by any weekender; others require the skilled hands of an
Feb 17, 2005 - 8:11:00 PM
Showers Bring Driving Safety Hazards
Worn out tires and windshield wiper blades are symptoms of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during rainy weather.
Thin tire treads create hazardous driving conditions when water builds up on the roadway, according to the Car Care Council. Deep tread accommodates accumulated water; thin
Feb 17, 2005 - 8:01:00 PM
Top 10 Items To Have In Your Car
As a driver, you should be prepared for vehicle breakdowns or other unexpected situations. For safety, the service specialists at Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge recommend keeping the following items in your car.
1. Disposable camera. In case of an accident, it will help you document any damage.
Feb 17, 2005 - 7:15:00 PM
Safe Driving Equals Safer Roads
Just this past summer, Americans drove more than 1 trillion miles - that's farther than driving to the moon 2 million times and back. With an increased volume of traffic and a greater risk for accidents and fatalities, driver safety is more important than ever.
Feb 16, 2005 - 8:42:00 PM
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, transportation-related crashes are the number one cause of death among children and young adults every year. While many people are aware of various child-restraining devices that are crucial in helping keep young children protected in the event of a car crash, most
Feb 15, 2005 - 11:57:00 PM
Five-Star Awards For All-Wheel Drive Vehicle
It seems safe to say that America's leading all-wheel drive vehicle continues down the road to success, picking up another top safety rating.
The 2005 Subaru Outback has earned the highest rating in the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash
Feb 15, 2005 - 10:02:00 PM
Safety Belt Myths And Facts
"Buckle up, it affects your family, too"-That's the word from the wives of our nation's truck drivers to encourage their husbands to use their safety belts on the road.
Feb 15, 2005 - 9:23:00 PM
Reducing Crashes with Smart Safety Systems
Staying on the road to safety is no accident.
On average, one person is killed every minute in car crashes around the world-that's more than half a million deaths annually. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the year 2003, there were 42,643 auto-related deaths and nearly
Feb 14, 2005 - 9:14:00 PM
Tips On Keeping Your Vehicle Safe
Many people consider their car or truck to be their pride and joy. Others consider the vehicle to be an essential part of their lives, whether it's for home or for work. The reality is, vehicles have become an essential part of our lives. Unfortunately, we do not always take
Feb 14, 2005 - 9:02:00 PM
It Pays To Be Nice To Your Car When The Weather Gets Nasty
Nasty weather, fluctuating temperatures and winter storms aren't nice to cars and can make winter driving dangerous.
Feb 14, 2005 - 9:00:00 PM
Keep Your Family Safe on Winter Road Trips
Keep Your Family Safe on Winter Road Trips Although the basics of winter driving safety don’t change much from year to year, it’s a good idea to refresh your memory (in case you’ve forgotten last winter). Here are some tips that will help make winter driving less stressful. Can Your
Feb 14, 2005 - 8:36:00 PM
How Do You Ride? What Everyone Needs to Know about SUV Safety
America is sport utility vehicle crazy. SUVs now account for one in four vehicles on U.S. roads, and their rising popularity is accompanied by alarming increases in rollover incidences and related fatalities. And, male drivers between the ages of 17 and 27 are almost two and a half times more
Feb 14, 2005 - 8:31:00 PM
Think You’re Under Pressure? Check Your Tires
Eighty-five percent of U.S. drivers are “stressing out” their tires by failing to properly check inflation pressure. To help keep tires in top shape and to reduce vehicle risks, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) reminds drivers to check their vehicle’s tires as part of regular monthly maintenance. Spending five minutes
Feb 14, 2005 - 8:24:00 PM