Many drivers don't realize there's a direct correlation between where they live and their risk of getting involved in a car accident. Allstate, one of the nation's largest auto insurance providers, recently released its annual "America's Best Drivers Report," which ranks 200 cities across the U.S. based on claim statistics and safety. The company compiles data from millions of insurance claims and factors in population, density and local weather conditions to come up with their list of best and worst cities for car accidents.American Cities...
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Unpredictable fall weather is a challenge for drivers in many parts of the U.S. For safety's sake, it's vital to have your car prepared if heavy rains, hail, freezing rain or early snowfall make driving hazardous during the autumn. Tackling these essential fall car care tips can help prevent collisions and breakdowns while you're on the road.Inspect the tires - Make sure all four tires are inflated to the recommended air pressure, and look for signs of uneven wear. While under-inflation can cause an uneven wear pattern, it can also occur if the tires aren't balanced or the wheels are out of alignment. It's critical to...
Collisions are the number one cause of permanent injury and accidental death for young adults between 15 and 24. In 2011 alone, traffic crashes accounted for 6,926 deaths. Many parents wonder if their teens' participation in driver's education classes can actually keep them safer when they get behind the wheel.Driver's Education Increases Teen Driving Safety
Recent research by the American Automobile Association (AAA) has answered the question about whether driver's education classes help reduce the number of teen auto collisions. The motor club analyzed data and found that participation in...
When falling precipitation, freezing cloud temperatures and strong updrafts result in hail, it makes driving dangerous. If you're caught in a hailstorm while on the road, take these steps to ensure that you arrive at your destination safely:Immediately turn on the low beams, drop your speed, and stay aware of the vehicles around you on the road because other drivers may not know how to react when driving in a hailstorm. Allow three times the usual distance from the back bumper of the vehicle ahead so you can avoid a rear-end collision. Get off the road, but do so safely. The impact speed of hail is greater on a moving object, so your car is at greater risk of damage when it's traveling forward. If you can, pull into a parking garage,
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