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Child Hot Car Deaths Triple Over This Time Last Year, National Safety Council Advises Giving Up One Shoe

Child Hot Car Deaths Triple Over This Time Last Year, National Safety Council Advises Giving Up One Shoe

The heat of summer is returning, which sadly means the return of the saddest trends in automotive news: children are dying from being trapped in hot cars. While this horribly happens every year, this year has so far been much worse than previously, as nearly three times as many children have died in hot cars […]

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PETA Releases New Ad for National Heatstroke Prevention Day

PETA Releases New Ad for National Heatstroke Prevention Day

National Heatstroke Prevention Day is an annual reminder of the dangers of hot cars. Already this year, many children and dogs have died from being left in cars during the summer. As a result, PETA is running a new ad campaign that aims to prevent these tragic deaths. Protecting Your Pet: How to travel with […]

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Transportation Safety Tips for Back-to-School

Transportation Safety Tips for Back-to-School

Back to school is fully in session. The school buses you happily said goodbye to on your morning commute just a few short months ago have returned and along with the extra traffic jams they create, they are also a bright yellow reminder to slow down and watch for pedestrians—especially the kid-size variety. If buses […]

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Drivers’ Bad Behavior Is Threatening Traffic Safety

Drivers’ Bad Behavior Is Threatening Traffic Safety

Since April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it seems fitting that the National Safety Council would release their findings on the top things drivers do to endanger other people on the road. “Most Americans recognize risky drivers on the roadways, but they are not adopting safer behaviors themselves,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of […]

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Fiat Chrysler and IIHS Team Up for 2016 Advancing Safety Through Data Conference

Fiat Chrysler and IIHS Team Up for 2016 Advancing Safety Through Data Conference

For many car buyers, the safety rating of a vehicle can be the deciding factor in the car-buying process. As the amount of safety technologies available in vehicles increase, so does the amount of safety data that carmakers have collected. Fiat Chrysler knows that the best way to keep its customers—and the customers of other […]

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A Crackdown is Coming for Drivers Who Text

A Crackdown is Coming for Drivers Who Text

Photo: The News Wheel A distracted driver is a risk to more than just themselves. If you make a habit of checking or even sending text messages while driving it’s long past time to put that habit behind you. From the dangers it poses to the financial gamble you take with each message, here are […]

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5 Tips to Help You Drive Safely in a Parking Lot

5 Tips to Help You Drive Safely in a Parking Lot

No matter your level of skill, experience, or prudence behind the wheel, parking lots are full of potential safety hazards and danger zones. According to the National Safety Council, more than 500 people are killed and 60,000 injured in parking-lot crashes every year. Here are five tips for protecting yourself and others as you search […]

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6 Ways to Make Your Drive Less Stressful

6 Ways to Make Your Drive Less Stressful

Traffic is frustrating on so many levels. Not only does it make us late to just about everything, but the stop and go in itself can be immensely stressful. And if you’re a nervous driver, that makes everything worse. It’s not only traffic that causes sweat to build up on your forehead. It’s everything from […]

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PSA: Stop Posting to Your Instagram and Snapchat Stories Behind the Wheel

PSA: Stop Posting to Your Instagram and Snapchat Stories Behind the Wheel

More than 16 million Snapchat users have admitted to using the app while driving

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5 Things to Remember When You Head Out on the Road

5 Things to Remember When You Head Out on the Road

When you head out the door onto the open road, you expose yourself to risks. Here are five important things to remember. Know Your Rights You have a right to compensation for medical, emotional, and property losses when victimized by another’s negligent, reckless, or intentional act. It’s your first obligation to focus on your recovery. […]

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7 Reasons Why School Buses Don’t Have Seatbelts

7 Reasons Why School Buses Don’t Have Seatbelts

As a parent, you send your child off to school each morning on the big yellow bus that stops in front of your house. Have you ever considered the fact that this behemoth with which you entrust your child’s safety doesn’t have seatbelts on it? Why is it that school buses, which carry millions of […]

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6 Common Driving Habits You Might Not Realize Are Distracting You

6 Common Driving Habits You Might Not Realize Are Distracting You

We all have bad habits. Biting our nails, drinking too much coffee, constant tardiness. While they may be frustrating and difficult to break, these habits aren’t life threatening. However, some habits can be – especially behind the wheel. There are plenty of distractions we hear about all the time: texting and driving, using your cell phone, driving when […]

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How to Lighten the Stress of Night Driving

How to Lighten the Stress of Night Driving

Driving at night can challenge even the strongest of pupils. Whether you wear glasses or contacts or not, most drivers will need a moment or more to adjust when the sun goes down. According to the National Safety Council, drivers’ peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to distinguish colors can be hindered in the dark, […]

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6 Preparations to Take When Your Teen Starts Driving

6 Preparations to Take When Your Teen Starts Driving

For many teenagers, getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage yet a time of great concern for parents. While it still may equate to a new sense of excitement and freedom without parental oversight, there are many reasons to worry. Distracted driving — which is the leading cause of teen death — is […]

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Father Forgot Twins in Hot Car

Father Forgot Twins in Hot Car

Juan Rodriguez experienced every parent’s worst nightmare. He drove to work and forgot his one-year-old twins in his hot car, causing them to pass away. Understandably, Mr. Rodriguez is overcome with grief and struggles to grasp how he could do such a thing. What we know about the tragedy On Friday, Mr. Rodriguez left his […]

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Ways to Stay Safe on the Road

Ways to Stay Safe on the Road

The road can be an unforgiving place. Accidents happen all the time, whether or not they are caused by motorists. According to the Association for Safe International Travel, about 1.25 million people each year die as a result of collisions or mishaps that happen on the road. Many of these accidents are avoidable, so every […]

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Americans Name Distracted Driving the Largest On-Road Threat in New Study

Americans Name Distracted Driving the Largest On-Road Threat in New Study

Despite drivers' concerns about other motorists driving while distracted, most admitted to checking their phones while behind the wheel

There are a lot of hazards that drivers can encounter during their commutes. However, one phenomenon stresses drivers out more than any other. According to a survey conducted by Harris Insights and Analytics, 55 percent of Americans believe distracted driving is the top threat drivers face on the road. Avoid On-Road Distractions: Don’t do the […]

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NSC Estimates 40,000 U.S. Traffic Deaths in 2018

NSC Estimates 40,000 U.S. Traffic Deaths in 2018

U.S. traffic deaths in 2018 reached 40,000 for the third straight year in a row, according to estimates from the National Safety Council. “Forty-thousand deaths is unacceptable,” said Nicholas Smith, interim president and CEO of NSC. “We cannot afford to tread water anymore.” Find Out: How safe the 2019 GMC Terrain really is While the overall […]