Category: Safe Driving Tips

Safety lesson for bad drivers

sheppnews.com.au Almost any time I get in a car I am likely to encounter a bad driver on the roads. The most common thing that irks me is people who fail to indicate properly. It’s almost like they think other drivers can read their mind. If I am going to move in any direction, I…

The Bad Driving Habits Everyone Forgets

speedlux.com Like a lot of our readers, you may be the best driver you know! While safe, considerate driving has always come naturally to you, you’ve got a list as long as your leg of people who are always performing rash, dangerous maneuvers, or letting their attention wander when it should be on the road.…

How to Not Drive Like an Idiot This Winter

Snow, ice, and slush—oh my! Presenting five basic tips on how to navigate inclement weather this season. Wes Siler outsideonline.com The single most important important thing you can do to drive safely in snow, ice, and cold temperatures is to fit a set of studless winter tires to your car or truck. But even after…

Nine things you should do for safer winter driving

insideottawavalley.com With winter just a few weeks away, RSA Canada, a leading general home and auto insurer, is urging drivers to exercise more caution on the road than normal. The warning comes as Canadians prepare for an extreme winter, according to the Canadian Farmers’ Almanac. “Extremely cold temperatures, intense snow storms and blizzard conditions have…

8 Steps to Installing Winter Tire Chains

How To Put On Tire Chains dmv.org Some motorists may not be familiar with them, but tire chains for snowy, icy, and steep mountainous roads are common in some states. In some cases, particularly in the steep mountain passes of the Rockies, the Sierra Nevadas, and the Cascades, tire chains are even required at certain…

Tailgating – what is it and why is it dangerous?

Darren Cottingham drivingtests.co.nz Tailgating is driving behind someone too closely. There is a recommended safe distance which varies with speed and is indicated by time: the two-second rule. This means that the time difference between the back of the vehicle in front and the front of your vehicle should not be less than two seconds.…

The time to winterize your car is now

Experts say that the time to winterize your car is now fox61.com WATERBURY – As temperatures continue to drop, we’re inching closer to winter and car experts say now is the time to get your car ready for the winter season. Have you ever started off on a cold winter New England morning only to…

Winter Maintenance Tips – Tires

Winter Maintenance Tips tirerack.com Because winter tires typically have very aggressive tread designs they are more susceptible to the irregular wear that can be caused by suspension misalignment (or worn parts). Of the three normal alignment adjustments (caster, camber and toe) the camber and toe settings are the most important while caster settings have little…

Dealing with Other People’s Road Rage & Letting Go of Anger

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” ~Buddha Frank Paino tinybuddha.com It happens all the time… You’re driving, listening to music, just enjoying life and the feel of the road. Then a car roars past you and the driver promptly swerves and cuts you off, seemingly oblivious…