Useful tips for Illinois Winter driving:
1. If you accelerate suddenly, your tires could lose traction. While turning, don’t make any sudden steering wheel movements.
2. Only brake in a straight line before the turn, and do so gradually. Do not brake during the turn. Increase your following distance from other cars significantly. (more…)
Having just experienced some extreme weather, now would be a good time for a refresher on what to do if a blizzard traps you in the car:
You survived Thanksgiving dinner. Let’s make sure the same is true when it comes to bringing home your Christmas tree. Don’t pull a Clark Griswold; start planning how to get your tree and the Family Truckster home without becoming a road hazard.
Read the entire article at cars.com.
Never expected, never wanted, but accidents happen every day of the week! If and when the time comes, the situation can be stressful and twist your thoughts, making you more likely to forget some important steps. Here are a few things to keep in mind right after a car accident:
If you have a teen, your child has moved from child-safety seats to the backseat to, gulp, the driver’s seat. While your teen driver might know the rules of the road better than you do, your job as parents isn’t over just because they got their driver’s license. More than 4,000 teen drivers (ages 15-20) were involved in fatal car crashes in 2011, according to the National Highway (more…)
Maybe increased awareness efforts over the years have made drivers pay greater attention to deer-crossing signs — or perhaps those deer finally figured out that freezing in cars’ headlights was counterproductive for all involved. In any case, a major U.S. auto insurer calculates that the odds of hitting Bambi with your car are declining. (more…)
Driving down the road on any given day, it is not uncommon to see dogs hanging their heads out of car windows, bouncing around freely in cars, and sometimes even on drivers’ laps. It doesn’t take much common sense to know that these are not safe situations, but many of us still allow our dogs to ride in the car unrestrained. Why?
Complete article at: about.com