Tips for driving safety in the winter for teens and other new drivers

Every year there are more cars on the roads, meaning that every winter becomes a little bit more treacherous, especially when extreme weather is thrown into the mix. These road conditions can bring about some very unexpected and frightening situations for even the most experienced drivers, let alone the new ones such as teens. Therefore, without experience for guidance, it is important to learn good quality tips to help to avoid accidents. Review the following every year before heading out into inclement weather: • Prepare the vehicle – change to…

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Insurance Institute calls bans on mobile devices useless

States throughout the U.S. are beginning to adopt strict rules concerning the use of mobile devices whilst driving, as recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, however, claims that bans on mobile devices simply do not work. The Institute, which is financially backed by auto insurers, argues that the states that currently have laws banning mobile devices do not have lower crash rates than states without such laws. The Institute’s claims are backed by studies done by the group regarding crash rates and how…

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Alabama: A new bill to stop distracted drivers voted on

Republican Representative Jim McClendon is sponsoring a bill in the Alabama House that will make texting while driving an illegal offense. McClendon sponsored a similar bill last year, but the Senate voted it down. The Republican Representative is cautiously optimistic that the bill will be passed by this year’s Senate. Texting while driving, or talking on the phone, falls in the “distracted driving” category. This has become an issue severe enough that most states are starting campaigns to raise awareness about the seriousness of it. Pilot programs were done in…

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Idaho texting while driving bill has many enraged

A bill was proposed by a house representative that allows individuals to drive and text at the same time. The bill states that the deadly combination is allowed as long as the driver is not distracted, once this occurs drivers can be fined. Representative Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian was the one who proposed House Bill 141. He said that any person who drives any automobile is not allowed to use any electronic gadgets that make him or her distracted or otherwise become unsuccessful in exercising due care.  However, this does not actually ban driving…

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