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How Messy Are You? Different Ways to Keep the Inside of Your Vehicle Looking Brand New

09/30/2013

Are you a clean, organized individual? Perhaps you're just always in a rush. Or maybe you've got family, friends, or pets who don't know how to keep grime and clutter out of your vehicle. Either way, when it comes to keeping the inside of your car clean, you may need some assistance. Will keeping your vehicle spotless help you become safe driver? Probably not, but it may assist you in appreciating your car more, causing you to be more cautious when sitting behind the wheel. Follow these simple tips to keep the inside of your car looking brand new.

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5 Bizarre Drive-Thru Services

09/23/2013

Whether it's been out of convenience or to save a little bit of time, you've most likely ventured through the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant at some point in your life. Around for years, the McDonald's and Wendy's of the world have made obtaining meals cheap and easy. It was only a matter of time before other services became available via a drive-thru window. Perhaps they promote laziness, or maybe they really are great and inventive ways to quickly complete a task. Regardless, the following is a list of bizarre drive-thru services found throughout the United States, according to Business Insider.

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5 Common Reasons behind Car Accidents

09/16/2013

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicular accidents take place every minute of every day. In total, about 5.25 million car accidents occur every year. A range of factors can lead to a wreck, such as drinking and driving or texting while driving. See below for a list (in no particular order) of five common reasons behind car accidents.

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Teen Driving GPS Monitoring Devices: Promoting Safe Driving or Privacy Infringement?

09/09/2013

Kids -my how they grow up so fast. From their first steps, to their first day of school, you have done everything in your power to safely prepare them for the outside world. And yet, is it ever enough? Certainly the "teenage angst" years, albeit a fantastic time in both you and your teen's lives, are relatively trying. As they enter their freshmen year of high school, teens seemingly have one important freedom in mind -the ability to drive themselves to and from wherever they would like.

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Don't Fall into Bad Driving Habits: 3 Tips to Stay Safe this Autumn

09/02/2013

For some of you, fall is quickly approaching. And while it may not be time to worry about icy streets and snow drifts just yet (the lucky ones never have to deal with this predicament), it's still important to be cautious of this change in season. Road conditions will soon become slippery and wet, and leaves will litter the pavement, exacerbating the lack of grip. You may even experience some foggy mornings. Don't fear though: buckle up, blast the heat, and follow these autumn safety tips!

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Don't Fall into Bad Driving Habits: 3 Tips to Stay Safe this Autumn

09/02/2013

For some of you, fall is quickly approaching. And while it may not be time to worry about icy streets and snow drifts just yet (the lucky ones never have to deal with this predicament), it's still important to be cautious of this change in season. Road conditions will soon become slippery and wet, and leaves will litter the pavement, exacerbating the lack of grip. You may even experience some foggy mornings. Don't fear though: buckle up, blast the heat, and follow these autumn safety tips!

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Driving Defensively: Shortcuts for the Modern Motorist

08/19/2013

Aside from getting to our chosen destination, avoiding a collision is one of the basic goals of driving! Odds are that over the course of your driving career, you will be involved in an accident. This is the unfortunate reality, but there are several steps to take in avoiding an automobile accident. Though most are obvious, in our daily commutes or driving routines, the ´┬┐Żlittle things,´┬┐Ż perhaps not surprisingly, tend to fall by the wayside. The following are some key defensive driving tips to keep you safe wherever you may be travelling.

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Do You Obey The Speed Limit

10/09/2012

If you asked a group of people what the most disobeyed traffic sign is most of them would say the stop sign or the yield sign. In fact, the most disobeyed traffic sign on our roads, streets, and highways is the maximum "Speed Limit" sign. Speed limits are most frequently set through statutes. Speed limits can usually be lowered, or sometimes raised, from the legislated speed limit through a process called speed zoning. Common factors included in speed zoning are: 85th percentile speed (the speed at which 85% of the traffic is traveling), design speed, road features, crash records, administrative judgment, engineering judgment, and political influence.

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