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Quiz Time! Rate Your Road-Driving Skills

What happens when you hit the freeway ramp? 1. When driving, I like to: meditate or think about deep concepts while listening to my yoga CDs. (-1) shave my beard or mustache. (-2) shave my leg, armpits or other parts of the body. (-4) actually pay attention to the road. (5) 2. What do you …

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How Technology Can Prevent Children From Being Left In Vehicles

As soon as the warmer months start to roll around, we’re constantly hearing the tragic news relating to infants and toddlers being left in vehicles with no air conditioning or adult supervision. As a result, many of these children die. Much of the time, a child being left in a car isn’t intentional. Instead, the …

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Stress-Free Summer Travel Trips: Speed Traps and Trip Planning

Summer road trip anyone? If so, let’s do a quick run-down of the essential items that should be on your packing list! Bottled Water Snacks Gum Car Charger Kleenex Maps CDs/iPod GPS Cooler Toys/ Games for the kids (or adults) Paper Towels Disinfectant Spray/ Bug Spray Oh Yea, Don’t Forget A Vehicle Well this is …

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New York Named The Best State For Teen Drivers

Wallethub recently named the State of New York as the state with the safest teen drivers. The study focused on 16 unique metrics within three categories. Those were Economic Environment, Driving Laws, and Safety Conditions. All 50 states were ranked using the same criteria. The state of New York led the nation in both driving …

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Essential 10 Tips for Safe Driving (Especially for the 4th of July)

The first week of July, home to 4th of July weekend, is one of the busiest and most congested travel weekends of the entire year. Due to this extensive vacation traffic, it is also one of the most fatal. The Fourth of July evokes images of cracking barbecues, dazzling fireworks, joyous family reunions, and patriotic …

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The Craziest Fans At The World Cup

Everybody likes to make fun of the Packers’ Cheeseheads and Seahawks diehard Hawk Daddy, but when it comes to crazy fans, soccer definitely surpasses American football. The World Cup offers excellent proof of this phenomenon. The stands are overflowing with drunken, rowdy and very loyal fans. Their combination of alcohol consumption and extreme loyalty often …

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Auto Industry Experiences Record Number of Recalls Because of Air Bag Defect

Annual automotive recalls reached a new level on Monday when a massive recall of air bags was issued. Safety recalls exceeded 2013 levels during the first six months of 2014. The automotive industry is on alert to prevent safety problems from expanding without intervention. Defective explosive charges designed to inflate the air bags in automobiles …

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Do You Have The Right Car Seat For Your Child?

Car seats are designed with a sole purpose in mind – keeping your child safe while traveling in an automobile. Not all car seats are equal. Some are designed for toddlers, while others work best for older children. Choosing the correct car seat for your child can make a huge difference in their safety out …

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The 10 Best Used Cars For First-Time Drivers

Buying your first car is one of the last steps you take to becoming an adult. Even with parental assistance buying your first can be daunting. One way to help cut costs and improve value is to consider quality used cars rather than buying a new car. To begin, understand what is important about a …

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Best Cars for First-Time Drivers

Parents often ask what is the best car for first time drivers. While back in the day that meant teenagers, but today, few schools still teach driving so this could mean young adults about to head off to college. The most important feature for parents is safety. The most important features for teens are often …

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Telematics Programs

Insurers encouraged to use Usage Based Insurance Programs by the Department of Financial Services The State of New York has recently gone on record, through its Department of Financial Services, asking insurers to consider using Telematics Programs to collect user data. The Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) programs base insurance rates on user behavior. Telematics is a …

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The State of Vehicle Repair Costs

In most cases, when a light comes on it represents a positive state of enlightenment. However, when your check engine light comes on, it usually represents a state of panic. While being stranded away from home is terrible enough, the repair bill from your mechanic can make you feel as if you are having a …

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Tracy Morgan’s Car Accident Shows Increased Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving put Tracy Morgan in the hospital and it has reinforced the increasing danger a lack of sleep is posing to motorists nationwide. Morgan, an actor and comedian notable for roles on “Saturday Night Live and “30 Rock,” was seriously injured on June 7 when a tractor-trailer slammed into a limousine van carrying him …

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How Today’s Cars Are Making Blind Spots Less Dangerous

When you’re behind the wheel, surely you like to think that you’re well aware of your surroundings. You constantly check your rearview and side view for other vehicles, especially before changing lanes or merging. Furthermore, provided that you’re not driving through a heavy rainstorm or in thick fog conditions, you can always easily see the …

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