Safe Driving

Winter, with its abundance of snow, ice and auto-mechanical failure, is certainly a precarious time for drivers. Yet, it’s summer that’s most deadly. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration consistently shows the highest number of traffic fatalities are in the third quarter (July-September) while the lowest are in the first quarter (January – March). This might be attributed … Continue reading “Watch Out For These 5 Unexpected Risks of Summer Driving”

Distracted Driving

Two years ago, on Halloween, a family from Tulsa, Oklahoma lost their young son before the sun came up.Seven year-old Elijah Rivers left for the school bus that morning with his 12 year-old neighbor, a close family friend.He was excited to show off the brand new costume he was wearing to his second grade class.The driver who struck and killed … Continue reading “Don’t Let Your Child Make This Fatal Mistake On Halloween”

Distracted Driving

October through the end of December is jam packed with holiday festivities. But to ensure you and your family enjoy the celebration, plan for seasonal risks — particularly those associated with vehicle safety. Halloween is the most dangerous holiday for pedestrians and Christmas and New Years are notorious for drunk driving. Shorter days mean more darkness and that can be … Continue reading “9 Tricks for Accident-Free Homes and Neighborhoods”

Traffic Safety

April is distracted driving awareness month. Rather than list the reasons why this staggering public safety issue deserves your attention, Traffic Safety Store got some help from designer, Adrienne Erin. The infographic below can help you explain to friends, loved ones and coworkers, why putting down the cellphone is a MUST. Here’s Adrienne’s bio: Adrienne is a freelance writer and designer … Continue reading “This Straightforward Infographic Explains Distracted Driving”

Distracted Driving

Few social trends in the United States are as startling as the staggering rates of texting-while-driving (TWD), especially among teens. Car accidents are the number one cause of death for adolescents and 10 percent of these incidents involve distracted driving (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Dr. Despina Stavrinos, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama (UAB), has dedicated her … Continue reading “A Research Psychologist’s Perspective On Distracted Driving and Teens”

Traffic Safety

It’s sad to say the more aware we are of the dangers of texting while driving, the more popular it becomes.  Over the past 10 years text messaging has become an acceptable form of mobile communication, and most of the time it’s preferred over anything else.  Cell phone carriers automatically include text message plans, and people are even beginning to abandon voicemail … Continue reading “Texting and Driving: Stop Already!”