Category: Safe Driving Tips

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…

How to Deal with Tailgaters Without Losing Your Rag

Everyone has an opinion on how to treat tailgaters. But what’s the correct way to deal with them safely? Owe Carter confused.com According to road-safety charity Brake, more than 50% of drivers admit to tailgating at some point. This prevalence of inconsiderate driving can’t be good for motorists’ morale. But tailgating is not only annoying,…

How to Deal With Slow Drivers in the Fast Lane

Slow Drivers

Courtney Caldwell roadandtravel.com We all know that speeding is against the law. Why? Because most of us aren’t trained or experienced in handling a vehicle at a high rate of speed, especially if that vehicle goes out of control. So the answer, simply put, is that it’s too dangerous to drive at high speeds. That…

Winter Driving Tips

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. For more information on winter driving, the association offers the How to Go on Ice and Snow brochure, available through most…

What Is an SR-22?

SR-22 Insurance

What Is an SR-22? Top 6 Things You Should Know Anne Le Tran blog.esurance.com The SR-22. Most people probably have a hazy idea of what it is. Maybe you’ve had a friend who needed one or you understand vaguely that it has to do with car insurance. But really, what is an SR-22? Is it…

Change One Bad Habit at a Time

smart phone while driving

Did you know that the majority of Americans — 88.5 percent — feel that a driver talking on a cell phone represents a somewhat or a serious threat to their personal safety? That proportion increases to 95.7 and 95.1 percent, respectively, with regards to driver’s text messaging or emailing behind the wheel, and drivers checking…