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Driver Safety

Veteran and TBI Survivor Takes on Insurance Giants

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 11.07.2016 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

On February 11, 1989, Karen Mertes joined the United States Air Force and describes it as one of the best moments of her life. "My parents were both ...

Distracted Drivers Are Even More Dangerous Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.24.2016 | Science

You probably know that texting while driving isn't safe. But you may not be aware that distracted driving in its many forms is one of the greatest thr...

Top-Selling GM Car In Mexico Has Huge Safety Flaws

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business

One of General Motors Co.'s most popular cars in Mexico is putting the lives of its drivers at a huge risk. The Chevrolet Aveo failed tests on adult o...

IndyCar's Scott Dixon Reflects On His Latest Championship, Justin Wilson and Driver Safety

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

After a stunning come-from-behind performance, Scott Dixon was crowned as IndyCar's newest champion on Aug. 30. The victory, however, came at a diffic...

Congress Wants Teenagers To Drive Big Rigs

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Driving big rigs is one of the most dangerous, grueling occupations in America. And Congress apparently thinks it's just the job for the...

4 Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Julie Lee | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Julie Lee

April is nationally recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so now is a perfect time to share some tips to help you beat distracted driving from AARP Driver Safety. These four tips are designed to help you minimize the distractions that can make driving needlessly more dangerous.

6 Important Steps for Renting a Car

Julie Lee | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Julie Lee

Now that the country is starting to thaw out after what has felt like a never-ending winter, the first thing I want to do is get out of the house and ...

4 Simple Tips for Driver Wellness

Julie Lee | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Lee

Most people wouldn't associate driving with exercise. While staying fit is essential to a healthy lifestyle, it is also critical to driving safely. This is especially true as we age.

How Would You Handle a Vehicle Breakdown?

Julie Lee | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Julie Lee

While my son and his friend followed some of these tips, they definitely were not fully prepared. That's why I got them an emergency roadside kit over the holidays, fit with a blanket. If a roadside emergency should ever arise again, at least I know he'll be much more prepared.

How Prepared Are You for the Holiday Travel Season?

Julie Lee | Posted 01.31.2015 | Travel
Julie Lee

We asked more than 1,200 drivers age 30 and older about how they prepare for trips of 50 miles or more. We found some key areas where all drivers could use a refresher about how to prepare before they hit the road.

Tips for Staying Safe During the Summer Driving Season

Julie Lee | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Lee

According to recent Department of Transportation data, summer -- not winter as many might expect -- is the most dangerous driving season.

This Memorial Day Weekend, Avoid Being Driven by Distraction

Julie Lee | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

With the summer travel season kicking off this weekend and millions of Americans preparing to head out on the roads, there's no better time to talk about road safety and the importance of staying focused behind the wheel.

Safer Cars Start with Safer Drivers

Julie Lee | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Lee

If you're into cars, this is your season. Specifically, it is "auto show" season. Since its January kick off in Detroit, hundreds of new vehicle conce...

8 Instances In Which You Should Not Say 'YOLO'

| Posted 11.02.2012 | Teen

By Ellen Scott Even if YOLO is just a stupider version of carpe diem, I can’t diss its message. It’s great to know you only live once and be b...

Child Safety Seats and Where Can My Kid Sit in the $%#@ Car?

Dr. G | Posted 03.21.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Even though we are all excellent drivers, we know that everyone else on the road is a moron, and we want to protect our kids from danger. So why does study after study show that children are not sitting where they should or how they should in order to be safe?

When To Take The Keys Away From Your Aging Parent

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Why is grandma taking so long to apply her brakes when the car in front slows down? Did she just cruise through that school zone? Take a look at your family and employees. Should everyone still be driving?

Sen. Dale Risinger On Increasing Illinois Speed Limit To 70: 'Speed Doesn't Cause Accidents'

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers are preparing to consider raising the speed limit on highways outside of Chicago from 65 to 70 mph. But two prominent national m...

Why Is AAA Offering Brain Training to Older Drivers?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Peter Kissinger, CEO of the AAA Foundation: Part of making our nation's roads safer is helping mature drivers who wish to stay active -- a quickly growing population -- maintain or improve their driving safety.