TEXTING & DRIVING STATISTICS

There's only one state where you can text and drive

TEXTING & DRIVING STATISTICS

There's only one state where you can text and drive

Texting-while-drivingThe dangers of texting and driving are obvious — especially since most of us have done it and realized the danger after swerving a bit into the other lane. 

But these statistics below will show you just how serious texting and driving is — starting with the fact people texting or reading texts are 23% more likely to get into a car accident.

Some more shocking statistics:

  • From the Department of Transportation: Cell phones are involved in some 1.6 million automobile-related accident annually — which cause some 500,000 injuries and leads to the deaths of some 6,000 each year.
  • A University of Utah study showed that the reaction time of a teenage driver who is using his/her cellphone is the same as a 70-year-old driver who is not using one.
  • Texting or reading a text typically takes about 4.6 seconds. If you’re driving 65 mph that equates to driving the length of a football field [...]

SOME HELPFUL TIPS FOR NEW DRIVERS

Special Thanks To Liberty Driving Scool

HEY NEW DRIVERS!!!  Click READ MORE  to watch this video before you go for your driving test.

 

For the past few years, various car makers have been offering blind-spot detection systems for their cars’ side mirrors. Often complex, these systems employ cameras or radar to scan the adjoining lanes for vehicles that may have disappeared from view.    (CLICK READ MORE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO ON THE NEXT PAGE)

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) published a paper in 1995 suggesting how outside mirrors could be adjusted to eliminate blind spots. The paper advocates adjusting the mirrors so far outward that the viewing angle of the side mirrors just overlaps that of the cabin’s rearview mirror. This can be disorienting for drivers used to seeing the flanks of their own car in the side mirrors. But when correctly positioned, the mirrors negate a car’s blind spots. This obviates the need to glance over your shoulder to safely change lanes as well as the need for [...]

AIRBAG 101

Courtesy of Allstate Insurance company

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Just as the summer driving season officially kicked off this past Memorial Day, there was some unsettling news about the safety of car airbags. On May 19 the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the need to recall nearly 34 million vehicles because of concerns about the propellant that launches the airbag in the event of an accident.

Although the largest automotive recall in U.S. history, it is by no means the first related to airbag safety. So what do drivers need to know in order to keep themselves and their families safe?

DID YOU KNOW?

30 MPH – The vehicle speed at which U.S. federal regulations currently require airbags to inflate in a crash test against a concrete barrier. Should I worry about the recall?   Given that the recent airbag recall affects about one in seven U.S. vehicles—including cars from 11 automakers—a lot of people [...]
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