Summer Driving Risks (and How to Avoid Them)

  While we hear plenty about the dangers of winter driving, we often ignore the hazards that come with summertime driving. Statistics show summer is actually a riskier time to be on the road. The Insurance Information Institute shows the … Continued

Car Safety Checklist: 10 Items to Check Before You Buy

Car safety has evolved so quickly that most new and used car buyers presume any car for sale in the U.S. is safe. True, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration … Continued

5 Vehicle Safety Features to Have in 2016

We all have certain things we want from a new car. For some of us it’s more legroom, while others want more cargo space. Then there are those drivers who just want a great sound system. While all of those … Continued

7 Tips to Make Your Teen a Better Driver

Putting a teenager behind the wheel can be nerve-racking for parents – and justifiably so. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that teens crash three times as often as drivers aged 20 and older. But there are things you … Continued

Road Trip! Staying Safe on Your Long-Distance Travels

Road trips are an easy escape. They usually don’t involve much expense or advance ticket purchases. They also present opportunities to see countryside close-ups that you might otherwise miss. If you choose this more leisurely option during the year-end holiday … Continued

5 New Car Features to Protect You on Winter Roads

With nearly 70 percent of the nation’s roads in snowy regions, the majority of Americans have had a “white-knuckle” driving experience in their past. Winter roads claim the lives of 1,300 people every year and injure 116,800, according to the … Continued

The Etiquette of Dings, Dents and More

The only disadvantage of having a limited experience of accident scenes is that when the unexpected occurs, it’s hard to remember what to do and how to handle yourself. If you’re like most people, you studied it in driver’s education … Continued

10 of the Safest Cars for Teens in 2015

When you and your teen are shopping for a new car, safety should be top priority. The increase in smart technologies in vehicles means there are more ways today to help keep young drivers safe. The 10 small and midsize … Continued

Distracted Driving by the Numbers

Distracted driving is a dangerous and all-too-common habit. Cell phones, eating and even pets can prevent drivers from giving their full attention to the road.  Check out these statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and Distraction.gov – … Continued

Distracted Driving Awareness: Articles, Tips & Stats

Nearly half a million people are injured in distracted driving-related accidents each year. Activities ranging from eating to texting divert a driver’s attention from what’s most important – the road. Although many statistics about distracted driving relate to teenagers, anyone … Continued

6 Dangerous Driving Habits to Avoid

When drivers are negligent, they can cause accidents and claim lives. But even everyday habits can have the same effect. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates over 32,000 auto accident deaths occurred in the United States in 2013. Let’s … Continued

Teen Driving Safety: Tips for Parents

Thinking about your teen behind the wheel may make you anxious, but the key to raising a responsible teen driver is being a hands-on mentor. From avoiding driving distractions to respecting others on the road, educating your young driver about … Continued

The Best Booster Seats for Your Kids in 2015

Few car accessories are more important than a child’s booster seat. But how do you select the right one for you and your child’s needs? Reviewing the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) annual list booster seat ratings can help make the … Continued