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Teens, Driving, and Death by Texting

It’s not a LOL matter, texting and driving. Yet 78 percent teenage drivers have read text messages while driving says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 71% of teens admit to composing and sending text messages while driving. This behavior is termed distracted driving, and it kills. Defensive driving school is a solution that can …

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Is An SUV Safer Than A Car?

Many people will cite safety as the reason for choosing to buy an SUV. Certainly many feel safer in a larger vehicle, and since SUV’s tend to sit higher, you would assume visibility would be better. But are SUVs safer than a traditional car? Here are some interesting, and sometime conflicting, viewpoints. Many people will …

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Caring for a Car Through All Four Seasons

While most car owners know that there are certain types of regular maintenance, such as oil changes, that must be taken care of, there are also a number of seasonal jobs that should be completed to keep the car running in peak condition. Taking the time to properly care for the vehicle throughout the four …

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Five Fluids That Help Keep You on the Road

It is simple. You run out of gas…your car stops. But there are other fluids your car uses to run efficiently. Here is a quick look at your car’s vital fluids, what they do, and why it’s important to keep them clean. Brake Fluid Brake fluid is essentially a hydraulic fluid that allows pressure to …

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Small Cities Whose Populations Explode for a Few Days Each Year

Each year there are small communities across America that explodes in population over short periods of time due to special events. These are times when using defensive driving skills are particularly critical. Here is a look at some small towns who embrace large crowds…at least for a few days. Indio, California Every spring over three …

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12 Little Known Facts about Some Familiar Cars

Many feel a certain way about an automotive brand or model because of family history, experience or marketing. There are things you do not know about certain car companies or the cars themselves however. Here is a look at 12 Little Known Facts about Some Familiar Cars. 1. Mercedes-Benz This German brand traces its history …

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11 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Florida

You probably know Florida is home to Disney World and is nicknamed the Sunshine State. You may even know that Key West is the southernmost point in the continental U.S. and that St. Augustine is considered the oldest city in the country. Here however, are 11 things you may not know about Florida. 1. Tolls …

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Daytona’s Bike Week – A Mecca of Motorcycles

Tens of thousands of motorcyclists are heading to Daytona Beach for Bike Week 2014. Bike “week” is actually ten or more days of festivities in the Northeastern Florida city. How did it all get started and what can you expect? Well hang on for a look at Daytona Bike Week. The History of Bike Week …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Driving Safely with Small Children

Small children can add an element of surprise and delight to nearly every situation, but their surprises can be a shade less delightful in and around your car. Driving safely with small children involves paying acute attention to their every move to keep surprises at a minimum and safety at a maximum. A few dos …

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Six Tips to Know When Calling AAA for Road Service

If you are a member of AAA, there are some tips you should know when calling for road service. These tips will help you get assistance quicker, and help avoid any problems. Here are six tips to keep in mind. Always keep your AAA membership card with you. According to AAA, the membership provides benefits …

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Relying on GPS Too Much?

When hand-held calculators where first introduced, there was fear that children would no longer learn to add or subtract. Today, GPS has made maps all but obsolete. Does this mean our knowledge of geography will lessen? We thought it would be interesting to put together a brief and fun geography test to challenge your knowledge. …

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Five great car museums that are “worth the drive”.

They may not be the biggest or the best, but they sure are interesting. Here are five great car museums that are “worth the drive”. The Car Collections at the Quad – Las Vegas Want to combine a little gambling, entertainment, and dining with your classic car viewing? You may be surprised to know that …

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How to Avoid CA DMV Points on Driving Record

In California, the Department of Motor Vehicles rates your driving record using “points.” A driver with a clean record has no points on driving record. Various traffic violations that result in tickets or citations can add points to your license. Mechanical issues with your car that can impact its safety can also result in points …

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When the Road Just Isn’t Good Enough. Cars that Fly and Float

You know men. Never satisfied with the purpose an item was created for, they must always search for new uses. Take the automobile for example. Here was this perfectly good mode of ground transportation but it wasn’t long before man wanted to make it do two more things. They wanted to see if they could …

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