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In a longstanding tradition, if a police officer suspects a driver of DUI, a field sobriety test will be performed.
In such a test, the driver might be asked to walk in a…
Added by Rachael Murphey on December 22, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Many people, especially experienced drivers, view themselves as a good driver.
If they have an altercation with someone, it is obviously the other driver who is a crazy driver, who doesn’t know what they are doing and is going to be the cause of an accident. But what if it was you that was making others feel…
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on November 30, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Although car accidents happen on a daily basis in every part of the country, perhaps some of the most frustrating ones would be of the hit-and-run variety. Seriously, there is the fact that someone has damage to their car but then it is compounded by the fact that the individual who caused the accident did not take responsibility for it…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on November 27, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments
Winter is almost here, and nasty driving conditions will accompany the lousy weather. Icy roads make even routine travel a challenge, so be sure you are prepared to minimize the risks of winter driving. Below are some tips to keep in mind so that you can avoid damaging your car this year.
The best way to have an accident on icy roads is…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on November 2, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
The weather is changing, and your car needs some TLC. You already know that you need to check the oil and have it replaced regularly, but during the colder months, other maintenance issues need to be done.
One of the first things you need to check is your coolant or antifreeze levels. You should never open the cap on the radiator…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on October 17, 2017 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Everyone knows the dangers of driving impaired and the statistics that accompany drunk driving or buzzed driving.
We are warned over and over again to not drive while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. But do we ever think about how other distractions can impair us? There are approximately…
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on October 11, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
One of the key buzzwords of the 21st century is "awareness".
We are constantly striving to become more aware of our actions, feelings, and thoughts. This has spread into various aspects of our lives, including the decisions we make…
Added by Rachael Murphey on October 5, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Distracted driving accounted for over 3,000 deaths in 2015 and another 300,000 injuries due to accidents involving distracted drivers. It is estimated that approximately 660,000 drivers use cell phones while driving during daylight hours. Ironically, the very tech that created this problem in the…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 2, 2017 at 10:15am — No Comments
The car-centric society in which we live has restricted many people to driving as the only way of getting around. However, gas prices, and the costs of maintaining your own car are increasingly rising, making it expensive to run a personal car. The cost of driving around can also be defined in terms of the impact it has on the environment. The good news is, there are a number of affordable alternatives to driving. Here are some options you may want to consider to save money, time, and lots…Continue
Added by Eileen O'Shanassy on July 12, 2017 at 2:15pm — No Comments
For some auto enthusiasts, the sight of the open road is what revs their engines. Some of us prefer to live dangerously and our hearts are tied to the drag strip. It’s even better when drag races happen in real places with enough of a fear quotient to sweeten the deal. Here are 5 of the most dangerous places to drive your hotrod:
If the winters of northern Minnesota seem forbidding to you, then try Skyline Parkway in Duluth. This…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on June 26, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments
There are some things about summer travel that are great: time with family and friends, open attractions, great weather almost everywhere, and some things that aren’t so great: crowded highways, long lines, and peak-season prices. Thankfully, with the presence of ubiquitous smartphones and wireless data, we have the assistance of some amazing technology for our…Continue
Added by Freya Gilbert on April 23, 2017 at 12:36pm — No Comments
There are several formerly popular country and western songs that talk about seeing things in your rear-view mirror. The basic idea is most of us like to see the past behind us, telling us we’re moving on to brighter days and greener pastures.
However, there are many things you don’t want to glance up and see in your car’s mirrors. Some are the substance of…Continue
Added by Freya Gilbert on April 16, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Bad driving habits create accidents. You know that. That's why you are a very attentive driver and you pay attention to every detail. No one is perfect, but you consider yourself a decent driver. But, what about the other drivers on the road with you? The fact is, other drivers are impossible to control and their bad actions can lead to your suffering. The key, then,…Continue
Added by Freya Gilbert on April 2, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
Blazing down the freeway with no regard for the speed limit or traffic laws is a sure path to heavy fines or possibly even jail time. While traffic laws are different in every state, everyone ends up in situations where the gas pedal is a little too close to the floorboard. Although NY…Continue
Added by Freya Gilbert on March 30, 2017 at 12:53pm — No Comments
The consequences of a traffic ticket can reach beyond a minor annoyance and a small fine. Depending on the type of violation, misbehaving while motoring could mean losing your license, increased insurance rates, and additional fines and fees.
Losing Your License
Losing your license is pretty much a given, for serious traffic violations…Continue
Added by Freya Gilbert on March 3, 2017 at 12:13am — No Comments
With just about everyone driving these days, you'll probably get into at least a couple discussions about the driverless cars, top AZ traffic school questions and advice about how to drive.…Continue
Added by Freya Gilbert on January 7, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Are you driving a newer model car? If so there's a chance that you're driving around with some pretty spiffy computer-controlled driving aids that could potentially save your life when things don't go according to plan. Here's what you need to know to ensure you get the most from your car's technology.
Stop Time with Electronic Stability…Continue
Added by Freya Gilbert on December 30, 2016 at 1:31pm — No Comments
This winter is supposed to be a slick and snowy one according to the experts. These predictions have many debating how to get over their driving anxiety. For those drivers anxious about road conditions during…Continue
Added by Freya Gilbert on December 18, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments
Are you traveling during this busy holiday season?
Long commutes during the winter months with bad weather can be quite dangerous for driving. Maybe you’re confident with your own driving skills, but you can’t ever be too confident in the abilities of those around you. Consider adopting some of these safe…
Added by Meghan Belnap on December 14, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
Many people find driving to be an experience that is quite liberating as long as you don't run across any of these drivers. Having that freeing feeling snuffed out is something that everyone can relate to.
Slow Driver in the Left Lane
Imagine this scenario: you are trying to follow the rules of the road by getting to the left when you…Continue
Added by Freya Gilbert on November 1, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments