Everybody learns about defensive driving when they're first getting their drivers' license. But how much do you actually remember about it? Defensive driving is the basis of safe travel so it's important to refresh your understanding of it every now and then. The key techniques are to stay alert on the road and stay focused.
A common joke with Southerners about running yellow lights is that "yellow means GO FASTER!" Actually, a yellow light means "yield." And running yellow lights can be quite dangerous. In most cases, the general rule of thumb should be that if you can safely stop, you should. This is the response that leaves the smallest
Seeing a collision on the road can be very frightening. However, if you witness a car crash near you, try to remain calm. Staying cool and collected will mean that you can be of more assistance. First, ensure your own safety. Next, alert the authorities. Try and help if it's needed and if you feel
Some parts of the country can get quite a bit of snow. If you are expecting inclement weather in your area, it is best to just stay put. It is not the wisest idea to drive through a snowstorm, but sometimes you just can't help it. Snowstorms and buzzards can bring bitter winds, freezing temperatures,
Not everyone on the road has enough car insurance to them in an accident. In fact, some drivers do not even have insurance at all! As you can imagine, this can lead to quite a headache for motorists who are in an accident. In the US, there are 215 million people with car insurance. However,
Driving on a clear day is ideal. However, we can not always predict or control the weather we are going to be driving in, Rain, fog, snow, smoke and darkness all can make it more difficult to see when you are driving. The less you can see ahead of you, the higher your risk for
The mountains can make for a scenic drive. However, mountain roads can be curvy, narrow and steep. You can go from a sharp incline to a decline within moments. On these roads, you can also face some extremes in elements. From snow to fog, wind to rain, you will need to be prepared for anything.
These days, we are all busy. Sometimes, all of this rushing around comes at the cost of our own health. If you are in an auto accident, you are likely ready for the police report and required exchanges to hurry up so you can be on your way. Often times, you will be too busy
Cars, boats, motorcycle trailers, and RVs are just some of the things you may see being pulled behind a vehicle. If you do not know how to secure them or handle them on the road, they are hazards. This is also true if a driver does not know how to properly pull a trailer behind
Potholes may seem like they come out of no where, but they can sure do a lot of damage to your car. These hazards often form due to freezing and thawing cycles from a harsh winter. Water can build up under the road, and then either freeze or wash out the ground underneath. This causes