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5 Tips for Buying Your Teen’s First Car

Picking out a car for your teenager can be difficult. Your child wants a cool ride, while you’re on the hunt for a cool price tag. Searching on your own for a car may seem like an easier route, but getting your teen involved in the process can be time well spent. “It’s a good opportunity to teach teens responsibility and help them make smart choices,” says Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor at Edmunds.com … Read More »

The Future in Auto Claim Prevention

There has been a reduction in auto insurance property damage and injury claims within the past 50 years through the introduction of safety belts, graduated licensing programs and laws against driving while intoxicated, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) … Read More »

Motorcycle Safety Study Hits the Road

After much discussion and even more debates, a long awaited study into the riding habits of bikers has hit the road. The first rider participating in the first-ever MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study rode off with a fully instrumented, data-logging bike from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) last week, marking the start of the year-long research project … Read More »

School Buses Don’t Need Seat Belts, NHTSA Says

WASHINGTON — As almost a half-million school buses this week began the annual ritual that will take them an estimated 4.2 billion miles by the time school lets out next spring, federal authorities have concluded that equipping them with seat belts is an unnecessary expense … Read More »

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Tip of the Month

Safely Navigating Roundabouts: Safety Tip

Safely Navigating Roundabouts: Safety Tip

There’s no escaping it … most of us are creatures of habit and would much rather stay in our comfort zone. So traveling down the average roadway, 2 lanes or 4, keeps us pretty comfortable until, Yikes, I’m heading into a roundabout! Now what do I do?

If you’re like most drivers, other than driving through long tunnels or over major suspension bridges, you’d probably vote that navigating through a roundabout is one of your least favorite driving experiences.

However, after more than 20 years of research data, the roundabout is proving itself to be safer than traditional intersection traffic controls. Roundabouts have shown to reduce fatal crashes by 90 percent and injury crashes by 75 percent. Along with the reduction in crashes, roundabouts have proven to reduce the confusion that some drivers experience at Four-way stops.

This “One Second Advantage™” Safety Tip we will help you understand and use the proper techniques to safely navigate through a roundabout.

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