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Winter Driving Safety Comes Down To Proper Planning

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Winter Driving Safety Comes Down To Proper Planning

The primary thing to remember is to slow down and allow more space. There is no such thing as too much space with winter driving, but there are several other tips that come in handy once the weather turns. The American Auto Association recommends the following when it comes to winter driving: Avoid driving when fatigued – Winter driving requires heightened awareness because of conditions. If you are tired you are not going to be able to react quickly if your vehicle starts to slip. Proper rest means you can also be more aware of other...

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Motorcycle Safety Tips Are Important For All Riders

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Motorcycle Safety Tips Are Important For All Riders

Motorcycle safety is a major concern for many riders. While motorcycles are fun to ride for many people, their vulnerability in terms of safety make them dangerous. Many states still do not require all riders to wear a helmet, so there are other measures that riders and drivers must consider. __________________________________________________________________________ Almost every state in the country requires that riders on motorcycles earn a separate qualification on their driver’s licenses before legally driving a motorcycle. This is...

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Bicycle Safety: New Laws And Community Standards

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Bicycle Safety: New Laws And Community Standards

Every year there are new laws enacted to keep not only drivers safe, but all types of road users. This includes pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. Many states have recently adopted a “Three feet for Safety” law to encourage stronger bicycle safety standards.  __________________________________________________________________________ Riders on bicycles are everywhere, especially when the weather is nice. Some people ride bicycles from place to place because of higher gas prices. Others ride for healthy exercise. Some just...

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Wearing A Seat Belt Is Imperative For Driving Safety

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Wearing A Seat Belt Is Imperative For Driving Safety

Teens have a lot to learn when it comes to driving; who better to learn from than an actual teenager? Everything Driving’s resident teenager, Jailyn, discusses teen driving topics in an effort to help keep other teens safe on the road. This time she covers the importance of wearing your seat belt. __________________________________________________________________________ Nobody likes wearing seat belts. They are tight, uncomfortable, itchy, and on those hot summer days the last thing you want to do is wear a seat belt. While I can certainly...

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Woman Ticketed for Wearing Google Glass

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Woman Ticketed for Wearing Google Glass

Welcome to sunny San Diego, California: where the birds hum, the waves crash, and tickets are acquired (this last one can relate to any town or city, really). Although we all know distracted driving is a major issue nationwide, we mostly know (or acknowledge) the basics: no texting and driving, no eating while driving, no doing your makeup, reading, etc. However, with new technology arising practically daily, there can sometimes be gray areas that can cause motorists to receive traffic violations they may or may not believe they deserve. Take...

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Sex While Driving

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Sex While Driving

Generally, when you’re reminded that you need to “live your life to the fullest,” that advice is taken and turned into, say, a skydiving session or a day at the race track with your best buds. To my surprise, it turns out adults out there are taking that little piece of life advice and turning it into a different kind of dangerous action: sexual intercourse while driving. That’s right, distracted driving has moved from eating, applying makeup, texting, and even reading, to having sex while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle....

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#DrivingSelfie

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#DrivingSelfie

If you’re a fan of Instagram, you’ve probably noticed the millions of “selfies” taken everyday. If you’re an Instagram user, you’ve probably taken a few yourself (don’t be embarrassed. It’s okay.) Although these selfies are beloved all across this app used by millions around the world, they’ve reached a point where many users have crossed the line—taking pictures of themselves while driving. Since texting became a part of our everyday lives, we have heard to never text and drive. There are many...

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Driving Across America: New Record

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Driving Across America: New Record

If you know me, or have read some of my past blogs, you know that my family and I love traveling and road trips. As far as my father is concerned, he always makes good time when he drives (which is always) and we get to our destination safely. But Ed Bolian and his team, made of Dave Black and Dan Huang, make my pop and any other experienced road tripper look as if their driving time could be done in their sleep! (P.S. Don’t actually drive in your sleep!) And it all started with a dream. Four years ago in 2009, Ed Bolian began planning...

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The Battle Over Rear-View Cameras

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The Battle Over Rear-View Cameras

Back in 2007, Congress passed a law ordering the Transportation Department to have a rule set by 2011 that would require cameras or other backup warning systems to be in all new cars and light trucks. However, many moons later, this has still yet to be implemented and safety advocates are growing restless. Because consumers have been waiting years for this rule to be in place, many organizations and individuals are now suing over the fact that rear-view cameras aren’t in every vehicle coming out of the factory. It’s way long...

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New York to Help Stop Texting While Driving

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New York to Help Stop Texting While Driving

Many of us have either texted while driving or know someone who does. However, the consequences of texting and driving have the potential of being fatal. In fact, texting while driving causes nearly 1.6 million accidents per year. The State of New York is looking to do all they can to prevent these accidents. Along the state highways, New York has incorporated new “Texting Zones.” These areas are safe places for drivers to pull over in order to text where they won’t cause an accident. “Texing Zones” will be designated by signs...

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