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Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning Accidents also called aquaplaning or planing are caused when a driver loses steering control because a layer of water on the roadway prevents direct contact between the tires and the road surface. The resulting loss of friction causes the … Continue reading

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Changing a flat tire

Ever heard that hindsight is 20/20?  You may have said this if you’ve ever been driving and gotten a flat tire without knowing how to change one.  A long time ago, I was in this same predicament.  This was before cell … Continue reading

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Can I Take Defensive Driving In 2 States

Good news for most drivers who have received tickets in multiple states, in most instances they are independent from each-other. This means that you can get a speeding ticket in 2 states and take defensive driving for each of them … Continue reading

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DefensiveDriving.com to lower your insurance rates

Insure.com conducted a new survey indicating Louisiana has the highest insurance premiums nation wide with an average annual cost of $2,511.  Texas ranked #24 at $1,463 and Maine has the lowest average car insurance rates at $903 annually. With the economy attempting … Continue reading

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5 Tips for First Time DUI Offenders

Drunk driving, driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated, impaired driving, operating under the influence: no matter what you call it, drunk driving is illegal in all US states and most countries around the world. Sadly a large number … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things You Need in Your Car Emergency Kit

You don’t wait until a disaster to get prepared do you? Of course not. So why wait for an emergency to get the most complete car emergency kit you can get? First aid kits celebrate their 130th birthday this year. … Continue reading

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Adaptive Headlights Makes for Safer Driving

It wasn’t long ago that cruise control was a rarity on most vehicles. Usher in the soon to be standard feature of adaptive headlights. Safety isn’t all on the driver’s shoulders anymore. Adaptive headlights provide a safer driving experience. It … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Guide: Car Care Before the Storm

It’s confirmed; you’re in the path of a hurricane. You’ve made arrangements and have a plan in place for your family’s safety. However, what about securing your exit option; your car. One of your priorities should be car care in … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Driving Under the Influence

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and about a quarter of those crashes involve a teen driving under the influence. Many parents want to talk to their kids about drinking and driving, but worry that the … Continue reading

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Share the Road: How to Drive Safely Around Big Trucks

There are almost 4,000 crashes each year that involve large trucks. A worrying statistic to be sure, but how many of these are preventable? Truck drivers spend more time on the road than anyone else, and they are a constant … Continue reading

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