Winter Driving TipsDriving on ice is difficult and can be dangerous. CarandDriver.com recommends you keep your head on a swivel, drive defensively, and stay away from drugs and trans fats. Good advice, huh? Here are a few more tips to help your winter drive if you need to be on the roads in the coming days:
Pre-Purchase Appraisals Can Make All the DifferenceYou found that car. The owner said the car runs great and there are no concerns. It’s time for a test drive. Only problem is you live in New York and your dream car is in Dallas. Edmunds.com recommends hiring a professional to complete a pre-purchase inspection. But how do you do that when you are out of state and need someone you can trust?
Choosing a Car for Your Teen DriverWhen a teenager finally gets his or her driver’s license it’s a bittersweet moment of celebration and new found stress for parents. As a parent, you are no longer obligated to chauffeur your teen to school, work, and other activities. You finally have time to yourself, but your level of worry and stress could increase. Letting your teen out on the road, alone, can be scary. With hope, choosing the right car for your teen driver can put some of your worry to rest.
Impaired, Drowsy, or Distracted: Which is More Dangerous?Each year, millions of people are injured and killed in car accidents that occur for various reasons, some including an impaired, distracted, or drowsy driver. It can be difficult, just by examining statistics alone, to prove which type of driver is more dangerous. In any car accident, that results in injury or a fatality, the driver at fault was most likely experiencing something that interfered with his or her driving. Unfortunately, a majority of accidents could have been avoided if the driver had made different decisions before getting behind the wheel of the vehicle or while operating the car.
The 5 Steps For Handling A Car Accident Like A ProSuddenly, time moves from a flowing to viscous tempo leaving you a wide-eyed and helpless onlooker to the action that’s taking place. Then, BOOM! You’re brought back to reality with the crunch of metal, breaking glass and the smell of leaking chemical fluids and smoke.
Who’s at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?If you’ve ever been involved in a multiple vehicle accident you know it can be scary, stressful, and a mess to sort out. Maybe you were involved in a mini pile up after icy roads caused cars to slide into a median. Perhaps you were stuck in the middle of a traffic jam on the freeway and a driver that wasn’t paying attention rear ended you from behind (causing a chain of reaction). While some multi-car accidents can be minor and those involved may walk away without a scratch, many are serious resulting in fatalities.
Shiny Like the First DayWouldn’t it be great if your new teen driver actually kept their first car clean? It seems like one of the facts of life are teenagers and dirty cars. No matter how much you try to help them keep their car clean, they always seem to end up with a dirty car. Mud, dust, water and all sorts of stains seem to amazingly find their way onto their car. Parents fret no more! Thanks to Nissan, those days may very well be in the past. They have recently launched a car whose paint repels all sorts of stains and dirt completely.
Audi May Reduce DUI’sThe future of automotive technology are self-driving cars. California has laid out a set of rules for those car manufacturers who want to test drive their cars on the state’s roads. To take out a self-driving car on the road, you need to have a security bond, a massive amount of insurance, and proof of your financial responsibility. These requirements are being asked for in case the car gets into an accident. Most importantly, the driver in the car should be a fully-trained driver with the proper license. States are very tough on drunk drivers, and according to the Andrade Law firm website, it is required that the driver be physically and mentally fit to be able to control the vehicle immediately in case of vehicle technology failure. If you are planning to purchase a self-driving car to avoid a DUI, here are some considerations to keep in mind.
Hands-Free While DrivingIt has been proven that the human brain can manage two or more things by toggling between tasks quickly, but cannot do two things simultaneously. This seems to be the root cause of crashes for drivers who believe they are expert multi-taskers.