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Labor Day Driving Tips

Labor Day Driving Tips
courtesy of: traveltips.usatoday.com Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends on the road, so planning ahead and being well prepared are essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. To make the most of Labor Day, it pays to know a few things in advance to avoid being stuck on the road on your way back home from a great holiday weekend. Getting Your Car in Shape The last thing you want...
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How to drive a roundabout

How to drive a roundabout
Courtesy of: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov Roundabouts are designed to make intersections safer and more efficient for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. There are two types of roundabouts: Single-lane roundabouts and multi-lane roundabouts. There are a few key things to remember about driving roundabouts: Yield to drivers in the roundabout Stay in your lane; do not change lanes Do not stop ...
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Avoid Accidents – Importance of Using Turn Signals

Avoid Accidents – Importance of Using Turn Signals
BY TJ WOODS INSURANCE AGENCY While seemingly obvious, an easy way to avoid accidents on the road is by using turn signals. Avoid Accidents by Using your Turn Signals explained by TJ Woods Insurance Agency in Worcester MATurn signals are vital to obey the “rules of the road”. Many accidents could easily be evaded if turn signals were used more often. Drivers underestimate the power of turn signa...
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Car-care basics for first-time owners

Car-care basics for first-time owners
How to keep your new car in top shape As a first-time car owner, odds are good that you don’t have a new car, but rather one that’s new to you. If so, you’re not alone, since every year about three-quarters of all car sales are used cars. But new or old, every car needs to be cared for and this guide can help. The good news is that some important tasks, like checking the tire pressure, polis...
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Drowsy driving may be the cause of 1 out of every 10 auto crashes

Drowsy driving may be the cause of 1 out of every 10 auto crashes
Phil LeBeau | @Lebeaucarnews Published 12:01 AM ET Thu, 8 Feb 2018 Roughly 1 out of every 10 crashes is caused by a drowsy driver, according to a new study from AAA. The study tracked more than 3,500 people for several months, using dashboard cameras and other equipment. The percentage of accidents caused by drowsy driving is much higher than previously expected. A new study shows drowsy ...
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What Is Distracted Driving?

What Is Distracted Driving
courtesy of: www.nhtsa.gov Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a ...
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7 Tips For Driving In Mountains Safely

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Courtesy of: www.drive-safely.net Back when I was a long-haul truck driver, I used to love driving through the mountains. I frequently drove through the Appalachian Mountains as well as the Rocky Mountains. However, driving through the mountains can be a very dangerous experience as well, even on major expressways. Donner Pass, for example, is still one of the deadliest stretches of roadway in ...
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Safety tips for teen drivers

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Reduce the risks that come with inexperience and immaturity While getting a drivers license is an exciting rite-of-passage for teens, it can make a parent frantic—with good reason. The first years that teenagers spend driving are very risky. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year-olds and research shows that more than half of teens who die in crashes are passe...
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5 Ways to Find Great Deals on Used Cars

5 Ways to Find Great Deals on Used Cars
The history of the vehicle is important, so be sure to get the vehicle history report. Remember to have the vehicle inspected before you buy it.  Having the vehicle history and inspection reports will provide information on major damage and maintenance work that the vehicle has had.  Some dealerships offer a free vehicle report or you can obtain one for a relatively low price. You will know when t...
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Are Cell Phones Really Bad For Your Health?

Hopefully by now we are all aware of the dangers associated with that icon of the twenty-first century living: the cell phone. Can these ubiquitous devices be bad for your health? The good news is that according to experts the outlook is a pretty good if you worried about your phone causing cancer. The bad news, though, is that they are potentially dangerous if used inappropriately while driving. ...
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