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Recognizing the Symptoms of Driver Fatigue Can Prevent Life-Threatening Accidents

Driving while fatigued increases your risk of being involved in a life-threatening auto accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identifies driver fatigue as the cause of over 100,000 car accidents, 40,000 injuries and 1,150 deaths annually. Knowing the causes and symptoms of driver fatigue and learning effective strategies for preventing this driving hazard could help save your life.

Causes and Effects of Fatigued Driving

A lack of quality rest and long periods of wakefulness are frequent causes of driver fatigue. Fatigue can affect any driver, but night-shift workers, commercial drivers who put in long hours...

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Aggressive Driving Is a Surefire Way to End Up in a Crash

Aggressive driving can put you and your passengers at increased risk of an automobile accident when you head out on the road. It's hard to define the exact reason why driver aggression is escalating, but the swelling number of commuters and frustration with traffic congestion nationwide are considered contributing factors. In addition to a greater risk of involvement in a crash, aggressive drivers who act recklessly may find they have no insurance coverage if a collision does occur.

What Defines Aggressive Driving?

Deliberate acts such as tailgating,

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Sharing the Road With Cyclists: How to Stay Safe and Avoid Accidents

Cycling is popular across the United States, both as recreation and as a form of transportation. All states consider cyclists as vehicle drivers with the same roadway rights as motorists. When driving, you need to keep an eye out for cyclists and treat them just like any other slow-moving vehicle. The following tips can help you stay safe and avoid accidents and collisions while sharing the road with cyclists.

Use common sense when passing. Wait until you're sure it's safe before passing a cyclist. Always allow at least three feet of space between you and the bicycle you're passing...

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Warning Signs That Can Indicate Failing Brakes and a Higher Risk for Collision

The brakes on your car serve a single purpose: to stop the vehicle safely. Properly maintaining the brake system is vital to reduce the risk of a car accident. Once a year, a trained technician should check the brake pads, fluid level, condition of the lines, drums, calipers, pistons and rotors, and the functionality of the dashboard indicators.

Recognize the Warning Signs of Failing Brakes

Even if the brakes are checked annually, you need to know how to identify brake problems that could impact your car's stopping distance or reduce your ability to stop quickly in an...

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Tips for Maintaining Your Car's Pristine Paint Job

Over time, pollution, Mother Nature and everyday wear and tear take a toll on a car's finish. By properly maintaining the paint job with the following tips, you can protect the finish so it retains that showroom-new appearance longer.

Wash the car weekly. Never use household cleaners on auto paint. Instead, use a quality car shampoo and a soft microfiber or terry detailing cloth that won't harm the paint. Be sure to dry the surface with a chamois after washing to avoid unsightly mineral spots.

Wax the finish at least twice a...

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