Archives for June 2017


5 Summer Rain Safety Tips for Drivers

rain safety

There is more to summer than fun in the sun. With summer comes rainy days that are a disaster to drive in. In fact, according to the Department of Transportation, wet pavements cause about 950,000 vehicle crashes annually.

Those crashes result in about 352,221 injuries and 4,488 deaths.

Rain safety is too often overlooked.

So, to help you stay safe and keep your summer dedicated to fun in the sun, we’ve put together a list of 5 ways to stay safe while driving in the rain. read more


Texting and Driving Facts You Can’t Ignore

texting and driving facts

Texting and driving facts can be sobering. It’s one of the most dangerous behaviors on the road these days. Just how dangerous, though?

Texting and driving facts: Some basics

Here are some benchmark statistics on texting and driving:

  • Cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
  • That results in nearly 330,000 injuries.
  • 25% of U.S. car accidents are caused by texting and driving.
  • Texting while driving is actually six times more likely to lead to a crash than drunk driving.
  • Texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with eyes off the road.

What’s more is the sheer math. When you text and drive, you regularly take your eyes off the road for five seconds. At 55 MPH, you’d travel the length of a football field in that time — without noticing the road in front of you.

The reality of teen drivers

Teen drivers are 4x more likely to get into an accident while driving than adult drivers, and 11 teens die every day from texting while driving. read more

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