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Elderly Woman Tragically Dies After Sitting in Hot Car for 8 Hours
An elderly woman tragically dies after sitting inside of a hot car for eight hours. Her son had left her with the car keys but was unfortunately unable to prevent the accident.
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Jane Lu
Aug 02, 2021
Drive-Thru Guide: How To Eat in Your Car
When you’re on a road trip, it’s nice to stop at a drive-thru to get a quick meal. Make sure you eat while you’re parked and pick meals that are easy to eat.
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Jane Lu
Aug 02, 2021
The Maryland Highway Project Revival Is Full of Tension
After a revote on July 21, Gov. Larry Hogan’s Montgomery County highway project to build toll roads on the I-270 has been revived.
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Jane Lu
Jul 31, 2021
5 Best Dashcams for 2021
Dashcams are used for all sorts of things today. Which one suits your needs the best in 2021?
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Andrew Koole
Jul 27, 2021
Officials Want Safety Programs To Include Female Crash Test Dummies
Michigan officials are calling for female crash test dummies to be used in the driver’s seat for crash tests. Current safety tests aren’t adequate for protecting women.
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Jane Lu
Jul 26, 2021
Will Congestion Pricing Be Implemented in Mountain View?
Mountain View, home to some of the biggest names in tech, also has a lot of traffic congestion issues. The city is planning to roll out congestion pricing to encourage people to drive less.
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Jane Lu
Jul 26, 2021
A Breakdown of Government Infrastructure Plan Spending
President Joe Biden is working to get a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan passed through Congress. The plan includes funding for things like roads, bridges, and EV infrastructure.
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Jane Lu
Jul 23, 2021
A Simple Driving Courtesy Could Prevent Dangerous Driving
Driving slow in the passing lane can be more dangerous than you think. This can block traffic, impede other drivers on the road, and cause reckless driving.
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Jane Lu
Jul 21, 2021
Keep Your Teens Safe With the BRAKES Training Program
After a tragic accident, Doug Herbert started the driver’s education program “B.R.A.K.E.S.” to help ensure the safety of teen drivers and parents across the country.
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Brandon Moore
Jul 21, 2021
1 Simple Trick To Save Gas Will Also Make You a Safer Driver
Gas prices this summer have many people looking for ways to avoid trips to the pump. Just how much does slowing down improve gas mileage?
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Andrew Koole
Jul 17, 2021
Experts Warn Against This Common Response to Oncoming High Beams
Oncoming high beams are a serious problem for night drivers. What’s the safest way to deal with the blinding predicament?
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Andrew Koole
Jul 07, 2021
New Funding Proposed to Help Make Roads Safer for Wildlife
Congress has proposed new bills to build bridges and underpasses for roads where it’s common to see wild animals. This will help reduce animal deaths on the roads.
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Jane Lu
Jul 05, 2021
Snapchat Blamed for Several High-Speed Car Crashes
Use of a Snapchat filter is being blamed for road safety issues and high-speed crashes.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jul 03, 2021
Should San Francisco Reopen the Great Highway?
San Francisco closed JFK Drive and the Great Highway during the pandemic to accommodate pedestrians. Officials will have to weigh the benefits of keeping these roadways closed with potential drawbacks.
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Jane Lu
Jul 05, 2021
3 of the Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving
Eating while driving can be just as distracting as using your cell phone. What are the worst things to eat while driving?
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Andrew Koole
Jun 28, 2021
Officials Pushing Again for Devices to Reduce DUIs
Driving under the influence is dangerous and costly. Some officials are renewing their push for mandatory breathalyzers and devices in cars to reduce impaired driving.
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Jane Lu
Jun 29, 2021
Collisions With Deer Are Decreasing in Many States Thanks to a Surprising Predator
Deer collisions are decreasing because the gray wolf population is starting to recover in some states. Hitting a deer is a costly accident, and you’ll want to look into whether it’s covered under your insurance policy.
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Marcie Pate
Jun 26, 2021
What's the Difference Between Old and New Jack Stand Designs?
The older tubular jack stand is lightweight and locks with a metal pin, while the newer ratcheting jack stands use stronger metal plates. Drivers should be aware of a recall on Harbor Freight jack stands.
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Caden Goodwin
Jun 24, 2021
Top 3 Affordable SUVs with Key Safety Systems
The 2021 Kia Sportage, 2021 Hyundai Kona, and 2021 Mazda CX-30 are some of the most affordable SUVs that come with standard active safety systems.
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Devon Hays
Jun 20, 2021
Can Removing Highways Improve Cities?
Removing highways can help reconnect neighborhoods and have positive environmental effects on these spaces. Historically, many highways built have destroyed the culture and quality of life in communities around America.
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Lindsey Hopkins
Jul 05, 2021
How to Respond to a Tornado Warning While You're Driving
The best way to avoid driving during dangerous conditions is to avoid driving at all if you hear a severe weather warning. If a tornado warning is announced unexpectedly where you’re driving, head for the nearest permanent structure like a gas or fire station.
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Holly Aldred
Jul 05, 2021
You Can Be Sued for Having a Loud Exhaust
If you don’t have a Homeowner’s Association in your community, you can be sued for having a loud exhaust or other noisy vehicle modifications.
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Devon Hays
Jun 17, 2021
West Virginia Is the Per Capita Leader in This Car Insurance Claim
West Virginia has more animal collision car insurance claims than any other state. Find out why, and learn how to protect yourself when driving.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jun 15, 2021
New York Wants Safety Ratings on SUVs and Trucks to Reduce Pedestrian Deaths
New York has introduced a bill to implement a safety rating system for SUVs, trucks, and other large vehicles. The state hopes that this will help keep pedestrians safe on the road.
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Tina Joesph
Jul 05, 2021
The Increase of Pedestrian Deaths in 2020 Calls for Concern
2020 saw an alarming increase of pedestrian deaths even though there were fewer drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase of dangerous driving behavior and popularity of larger vehicles are factors that contributed to the rise in pedestrian deaths.
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Aleena Juarez
Jun 15, 2021
You Should Stick to Speed Limits Even on a Race Track
Even if you’re driving on a race track, you should try not to get carried away with testing your speed. Speeding has dangerous and financially costly consequences even on a track.
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Devon Hays
Jun 14, 2021
Which State Has the Most Dangerous Roads?
Trying to find the state with the most dangerous roads isn't an easy task. After reviewing multiple studies, South Carolina appears to take the crown.
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Andrew Koole
Jun 11, 2021
Almost 20,000 Lives a Year Are Saved by 2 Basic Safety Features
It's no secret that cars have gotten much safer over the years. However, seat belts and airbags are responsible for saving more lives than any of the new fancy safety features.
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Andrew Koole
Jun 12, 2021
Car Crashes Accounted for $474 Billion of Damage in 2020 Alone
Recent data shed light on just how costly car crashes are. With over $474 billion in damage caused in just one year, how should you be protecting yourself?
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Andrew Koole
Jun 11, 2021
How To Take Care of Your RV Tires so You Don't Ruin a Family Trip
You should take care of your RV tires and regularly maintain them to prevent any flats or blowouts on the road. Cleaning your tires or replacing damaged ones are important for staying safe on a road trip.
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Aleena Juarez
Jun 10, 2021

All Questions on Road Safety

What are some of the best all-in-one emergency roadside kits?
I'd like to buy an all-in-one emergency roadside kit for some peace of mind. What are some of the best all-in-one roadside emergency kits?
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Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
What are the top five things I should carry in my Jeep in case of an emergency?
I off-road with my Jeep. While I often try to do it with other off-roading enthusiasts, I'm continually guilty of heading off on my own, with or without another passenger. Are there some items I should put in my Jeep in case of an emergency, especially if I'm an avid off-roader?
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Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
What are some must-have products for a car emergency kit?
I want to pack my own emergency kit for my car, as it's often cheaper or at least more reliable than pre-packaged kits. What are some items I should definitely have in my car emergency kit?
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Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
What should I put on my road trip packing list?
Aside from luggage and food, I'm wondering what else I should bring on my first solo road trip. What's a good idea to put on the packing list?
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Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
What safety components should I check when I buy a used car?
I want to buy a used car for my son, but I'm concerned about safety. I know how to look up reports and reviews online, but what do I actually do when I get to see the car in person?
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Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
What are the top five safest new cars?
I want to get the safest car possible for my teenage daughter. Price is less of a concern than her safety. What are the top five safest new cars on the market?
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Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
What are the five most important safety features on a car?
I want to purchase a new car and safety is one of my main priorities. However, I don't want to dig through hundreds of safety features to compare each one, as I know many come standard on all cars or are required by law. What are the five most important safety features on a car that I should look for?
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Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
What do I need to do to plan for a safe road trip?
"What planning should we do to stay safe on a road trip and make it home in one piece? My friends want to take a cross-country road trip to celebrate graduation. While that sounds exciting, it also feels scary!"
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Shannon Martin
Jul 28, 2021

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