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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Only 9% of Teens Keep a Road Map in Their Car. Let’s Make That Number Higher.

As drivers increasingly rely on satellite navigation systems and smartphone apps for driving directions, paper maps and road atlases have fallen by the wayside. A recent study by Cars on Demand found that 85% of people place more trust in electronic navigation devices and systems over maps, and almost half would just give up their […]

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Learn to Adjust and Use Your Rear-View and Side-View Mirrors

Your vehicle’s side- and rear-view mirrors are designed to give you a good view of the road behind you while minimizing blind spots. Adjusting them properly is very easy, but it’s also key to staying safe on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year, blind spots factor into about […]

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How to Handle Windshield Damage before It Spiderwebs out of Control

In the blink of an eye, rocks kicked up by a passing vehicle can hurl toward your windshield, causing a (hopefully) small ding or crack to appear. The crack may look minor at first, but know that it will gradually spread across your windshield in a spiderweb pattern. If you act fast—before the crack spreads—and […]

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Intersections & You: A Guide for New Drivers

Intersections can be tricky and scary, and many new and seasoned drivers have run afoul of traffic at intersections. Staying alert and observant, along with minimizing distractions, will help new drivers stay safe at intersections. Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson tells his driving-age children to wait a few moments at a newly green light, […]

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What Safe Driving Resolutions Are You Making for 2018?

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Most of us spend a great deal of time in our car. And frankly, we may not always drive as courteously or safely as we should, which puts ourselves and others in danger. As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, let’s resolve to actively curb dangerous driving behaviors. Not a fan of making […]

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