The Evolution of Hands-Free Driving

beautiful woman is safely talking phone in a car using a bluetooth headsetStudies show that nearly 100 people die in vehicle collisions every day and up to 90% of these collisions are the results of driver error.  Various distracted driving practices are the causes behind many drivers’ fatal mistakes.  As drivers, a lot of us trust in our ability to multi-task behind the wheel; however, research shows that humans’ ability to multi-task may be nothing more than a myth.  When we multi-task, our brains are quickly toggling between multiple things, but never fully accomplishing more than one simultaneously.  Read More »

What is Automated Vehicle Technology

Computer (Small)We live in a world of technological wonders. We have robotic vacuum cleaners, phones with access to more information than the largest university libraries, and even smart self-adjusting thermostats. Computers simulate reality with greater clarity and precision than ever, and there is even talk of self-driving vehicles. The future we could only dream of a few decades ago has arrived. Read More »

Driving at Night Safely

Driving at Night (Small)The sun dips below the horizon, the stars and moon come out, and streetlights flare on. It’s night, but you’re still on the road due to your busy schedule. Driving at night is often considered a necessary nuisance by many. However, the characteristics of nighttime driving that make it annoying can also make it dangerous. Read More »

Eating While Driving…Not a Good Combination

Eating (Small)In today’s hurried society, it is commonplace to do everything on the move. We talk on the phone, plan out the day, put on makeup, and even have breakfast or lunch while driving. Many of us face a tight work schedule, and the time we spend commuting often seems to be the best time for getting in a bit of sustenance. Many restaurant franchises realize this, which is why many of them have a drive-thru to allow you to order and pick up a quick meal without having to leave your vehicle. Read More »

Is the Conference Call that Important

Man with hands-free device in car, side view

Many commuters in the workforce these days face a dilemma: do they ensure their safety while on the road and leave mobile devices alone, or do they maximize flexibility and productivity by taking calls and getting work done on the way to and from work? Read More »

What You May Not Realize is Distracting You

Make-up (Small)We’re all aware of the dangers of texting, making phone calls, applying last minute makeup, or checking social media when behind the wheel.  However, there are many activities which can take your eyes and mind away from the task at hand.  Taking your eyes off the road for as little as two seconds, doubles your risk of being involved in a crash.  This is why it is important to realize everything that may lead to distraction and potential collision when you are behind the wheel.  Read More »

How Drinking Can Affect Your Driving

Studies show that as many as 30 people die every day as a result of alcohol-impaired driving.  This means that a death occurs every 51 minutes due to choices to drink and drive.  These deaths are completely preventable and the first step is to understand how alcohol affects your body and your ability to drive safely. Read More »

Are You Aware of Your Surroundings

Lady looking back while reversing.When driving, it is crucial to be alert to your surroundings, such as traffic patterns ahead of you, the condition of the roads—and what’s going on behind you. Checking your mirrors or looking over your shoulder are often necessary parts of safe driving, but they can also pose a risk in many situations. Read More »

Texting While Driving is Not a Good Mix

Mixed Race Woman Texting and DrivingMobile phones have had a dramatic effect on the way we communicate, making it possible to reach people in places and situations that wouldn’t have been reachable before. Texting has become popular among nearly all age groups, but it is especially prevalent among teens. Read More »

Driving Safety Tips to Prevent an Accident

The vast majority of motor vehicle accidents that occur in the U.S. are due to human error. While accident rates have been declining, they are still staggeringly high, mostly due to simple mistakes people make while driving. Fortunately, there are many things drivers can do to minimize the risk of being injured in an accident while on the road. Read More »