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At National Safety Commission, we are dedicated to driver safety and driver improvement. One of the simplest and most fundamental ways of helping individuals become safer drivers is through education. This collection of online resources, news articles, and blog posts can help you familiarize yourself with pressing matters and the topics of the day.
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Popular Celebrity Car Endorsements
When it comes to selling a product, it seems that celebrities tend to know best, right? After all, stars have been seen pushing everything from shampoo to hamburgers. One of the most popular items often peddled by a famous individual is a vehicle. Does this marketing tactic actually influence a buyer's choice? It's hard to say. Though the argument that an actor or singer's opinion does have some weight on the issue could definitely be made, as car companies in and out of America continue to use this method of advertising to sell automobiles.Read More
The Proper Steps to Take after an Automobile Accident
Automobile accidents often happen quickly and randomly. Though the common crash can't always be predicated, there are certain activities that repeatedly and obviously lead to a wreck taking place. These various actions usually include: drinking and driving, speeding, texting while driving, and becoming distracted at the wheel. Though it's sometimes clear what may cause a crash, it's not always known what proper steps should be taken after said crash has occurred. Below, you will find some helpful tips on how to proceed after being involved in an automobile accident.Read More
The Most Dangerous Time to Drive
In general, the task of driving can be quite dangerous. It doesn't matter what route you take or which type of vehicle you choose to drive, every time you get behind the wheel, you stand the chance of being involved in an automobile accident. However, there are times when driving and being on the open road can be more hazardous than others. Take a look at the some of the riskiest periods to be traveling.Read More
The Best Vehicle Accessories for Winter
Depending on your location, winter is quickly approaching. Soon enough, the fall leaves and fog will be replaced with snow, sleet, ice, and other hazardous situations that can make roadways unsafe for traveling. If you have no choice but to venture out for work, school, or other unavoidable commitments, you may wish to accessorize your vehicle with appropriate additions for inclement and unpredictable weather conditions. Below, you will find a list of products that could possibly assist you when driving this season.Read More
Holiday Drinking and Driving
DUI season officially starts on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and doesn't end until after New Year's Day - also a time considered to be the "holiday season." The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, also known as "Black Wednesday" or "Blackout Wednesday," is a popular time to drink, as college kids are home from school, relatives are visiting, and no one has to get up and go to work the next day. December also happens to be National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. It seems that many people drink during these couple of months due to various celebrations, parties, and family gatherings taking place. Take a look at common holidays (not those just presented in winter months) that produce numerous DUI citations and fatalities.Read More
5 Safety Tips for Upcoming Holiday Weekends
It's nearing that time again - time to celebrate another holiday weekend! And though you may have exciting reunions and time off of work on the brain, it's important to stay safe when en route to family functions and social gatherings. Whether you're driving by yourself or with friends, make sure to travel cautiously this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, and each holiday weekend that follows.Read More
Common Injuries Associated with Automobile Accidents
Automobile accidents are quite common and can happen rather sporadically. There are several reasons as to why a car crash can take place. Various factors of each collision will also determine the type and severity of an injury that could possibly occur. For example, how fast you're traveling and the number of vehicles involved can influence the seriousness of a wreck. However, there are frequent types of injuries that regularly transpire, such as:Read More
Top Vehicles Selected by Thieves
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has recently released a study detailing the top vehicles selected by car thieves in 2012. When considering different types of automobiles thieves would most likely migrate towards, expensive and flashy types of cars undoubtedly come to mind (i.e. a Mercedes, Lexus, BMW, Range Rover, etc.); however, it may come as a surprise to discover that thieves actually tend to choose older, less expensive models and brands of cars. The main reason behind this fact is rather obvious: these vehicles tend to have outdated anti-theft technology. Take a look at the top ten automobiles that made the list.Read More
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