Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report for 2017 released before deadliest driving day

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Motorists headed out on July 4 may want to check out the stats from this nationwide insurance company. The annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report has now been released, identifying July 4th as yet again the deadliest day on the country’s roads. Motorists are being cautioned to have a close look at the data and to be very careful when they get behind the wheel on Independence Day. Allstate, for its part, has issued its report alongside a new safe driving campaign, in the hopes of improving the numbers. Despite…

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Colorado auto insurance study shows drivers in the state aren’t good

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Motorists in the state are prone to a spectrum of bad habits that make the roads more dangerous. Colorado auto insurance isn’t cheap and for years, people have said the drivers in the state are simply awful. That said, those types of complaints are commonplace in many states. However a recent study has shown that the claims about driving in Colorado may not be wrong. The traffic jams, winter blizzards and potholes in the spring aren’t the only challenge to drivers in Colorado. A new study by QuoteWizard has shown…

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Can red light cameras save on your life…and insurance premiums?

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A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows these devices reduce fatalities. There aren’t a lot of vocal fans in favor of red light cameras. However, according to a new study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these controversial gadgets may be more useful than we think. The study revealed that these stoplight cameras do, in fact, save lives when they are installed at intersections. Moreover, the IIHS research also pointed out that when cities remove red light cameras, accidents at those intersections rose…

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Motorcycle safety program goes into effect in Newport Beach today

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Police will be working to increase their efforts to keep riders and other road users safe. The Newport Beach Police are adding an additional officer to the streets as of today. The goal is to implement a motorcycle safety program that will focus on keeping riders safe. This is a component of a grant-funded program meant to decrease the number of motorcycle crash injuries. The motorcycle safety program isn’t exclusive to Newport Beach. There will be other police departments throughout the region that will be using grants to enhance rider…

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How a tire gauge and other tools help you to avoid disaster

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A surprising number of crashes and accidents can be prevented with very small road safety efforts. Many drivers fall into the routine of heading out the door and down the street every day, to the point that they have all but forgotten about using their tire gauge and other simple tools on a regular basis in order to help to prevent some extremely avoidable emergency situations. Drivers aren’t necessarily careless or risk-takers but are pressed for time and don’t realize the importance of 2 minute efforts. Tire failure is far…

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An air pressure check can help you to be ready for springtime weather changes

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When spring comes along, it’s easy to think that the worst driving is over, but this season is unpredictable. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference, just as an air pressure check to your tires can have a very big impact on your ability to control your vehicle even throughout the rapid changes in temperature and road conditions in the springtime. We may think of mild weather, light showers and singing birds, but weather fluctuates a lot in springtime. As winter begins to warm up, the snow,…

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The best tire gauge is one of the top lines of defense against El Niño effect on driving

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Recent research has found that driving conditions and behaviors change with El Niño. It’s no secret that changing weather patterns can make road conditions easier or harder to contend with but it was recently revealed in a Gauge Index survey by Hankook Tire America Corp. that people with the best tire gauge and who used it were among those best ready to contend with what El Niño would throw at them. The report looked into the various different types of American driving behaviors and the way the weather changed them.…

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A digital tire pressure gauge can boost vehicle control on wet roads

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When wet roads ice over, or when they are simply slick with water, proper tire inflation makes a difference. Accidents happen every day and when drivers fail to take the additional steps to maintain their vehicles, such as skipping the use of a digital tire pressure gauge that would check their inflation, they place themselves at an increase risk of experiencing a crash. This problem only gets worse in the winter and spring when the roads are icy, wet and slippery. Whether you live in a place where the roads…

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A thermal blanket and seat belt cutter can be vital during winter storms

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Drivers heading out during winter storms on workdays or holiday weekends, must prepare for the worst. If you look out the window and the sky looks blue and sunny, it’s easy to think that a drive will be a smooth one, but winter storms can come on suddenly, and tools including a seat belt cutter, a thermal blanket, and other emergency supplies can suddenly mean the difference between life and death. Nobody wants to think about the worst that could happen, but it’s still important to prepare for it. No…

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The difference a tread depth gauge makes to your car’s winter readiness

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Making regular quick and easy maintenance checks can help to prevent expensive repairs – and crashes. We’re well into the season for temperatures that are below freezing and while you may have done an oil change and topped up your fluids before it all got started, using a tire pressure and tread depth gauge on a regular basis is a tiny little step that could save your life…or at least your wallet. Temperatures fluctuate widely throughout the winter, which can make your tires behave differently. Moreover, while you’re driving along…

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