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Don’t be offensive when you encounter aggressive drivers, AAA urges

Don’t be offensive when you encounter aggressive drivers, AAA urges

Don’t offend. Don’t engage. Adjust your attitude. These are the three principles AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says you should follow to help ensure you avoid being the victim of an aggressive driver – or be viewed as one. The foundation offered the principles after finding in a recent survey that Americans believe aggressive driving […]

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September is a really good time to think about child-passenger safety

Kids and cars. Most parents just can’t read those words without thinking child safety. September is a good month for that, seemingly as full of reminders as it is: Child Passenger Safety Week and Childhood Injury Prevention Week, National Seat Check Saturday and Baby Safety Month. Usually, conversation begins with car seats, boosters and seat […]

What social media reveals about when, where and why of driver anger

What social media reveals about when, where and why of driver anger

It’s out there. Aggressive driving and its extreme variant, road rage. And there may be times, days and months when you’re especially likely to encounter it, according to a survey of Instagram social media posts using the hashtag #roadrage. Many current #roadrage posts on Instagram have nothing to do with aggressive behavior and the insurance […]

Getting a grip on back-to-school driving

Getting a grip on back-to-school driving

It’s going to be chaos out there. So, with the school year about to start for more than 50 million children, we thought it would be helpful to remind motorists of the many challenges of driving not typical during the summer. It’s a sort of back-to-school driving primer to keep the kiddos and you safe. […]

The kind of car tech most drivers find appealing – J.D. Power

The kind of car tech most drivers find appealing – J.D. Power

Help driving. That’s what drivers want most from new vehicle technology. Vehicles with safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and low-speed collision avoidance appeal to owners much more than similar vehicles without the technologies, according to J.D. Power. And higher appeal means owners are more likely to recommend vehicles and to show brand loyalty. “Technology-enabled […]