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Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars

Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars Even great parents can forget a child in the back seat, and caregivers who aren’t used to driving kids are especially likely to forget. A change in a caregiver’s normal routine is another risk factor. … Continue reading

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Save the Tailgating for the Stadium!

Tailgating parties may be a great way to meet people in a stadium parking lot, but tailgating on a street or highway certainly won’t win you any friends. “Tailgating, also known as following too closely, is not a harmless way … Continue reading

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Blind Spot

The interior mirror should be set to see straight back along the road. But most drivers set the mirrors mounted on the doors to duplicate this view.  Proper use of the side mirrors is to let you visualize the blind … Continue reading

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How to Properly Transport Your Propane Tank

This is the time of year when propane tanks are in motor vehicles the most.  The statements “Honey, take the tank and get it filled for the BBQ this weekend” or “Let’s load up the grill and go the lake … Continue reading

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July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month – an event Jacqueline Whitmore founded with the intent to encourage the increasingly unmindful corps of cell phone users to be more respectful of their surroundings by using some simple cell phone etiquette principles. … Continue reading

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I Hear That Train a Comin’

Trains and cars don’t mix. Never race a train to the crossing — even if you tie, you lose. The train you see is closer and faster-moving than you think. If you see a train approaching, wait for it to … Continue reading

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Driving in Fog

Fog can be thought of as a cloud at ground level. It forms when the temperature drops to the dew point (the temperature at which air is saturated), and invisible water vapor in the air condenses to form suspended water … Continue reading

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Pet Travel Safety in the Car

Before You Go Do a little research. Call to make sure your pet is welcome at your destination, and ask if there are policies you’ll need to follow. Also, find out if your pets are protected by your car insurance … Continue reading

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Wildlife on the Road

To swerve, or not to swerve: That is the question. Before leaping to an answer, consider these statistics: A collision with some form of wildlife occurs, on average, every 39 minutes. 1 out of every 17 car collisions involves wandering … Continue reading

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Car Sickness

You may ask what the following has to do with Safe Driving.  It concerns driver distractions.  No one driving can concentrate fully on the road when passengers are complaining and even “losing their lunch” in the back seat!  Ewww…gross!! Read … Continue reading

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