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Driving Position Safety: Tips for Women

Is the position of your driver’s seat putting you in danger? A study has shown that female drivers wearing seat belts are 47% more likely than men to be seriously injured in collisions because of their smaller stature and preferred driving positions. Airbags can deploy at speeds of up to 200 mph! If you’re too […]

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Teach Your Child to Be a Good Pedestrian This Halloween

On Halloween once-quiet streets suddenly fill with bustling trick-or-treaters making their way from house to house. Although the night is for children to revel in costumes and candy, for parents and caregivers, making sure kids stay safe while going door-to-door can be stressful, and a challenge. Driving collisions are more common on Halloween, and children […]

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One More Second: A Teen’s Review of eDriving’s New Defensive Driving Course

[eDriving's contributory teen writer Amy Tarczynski reviews eDriving's new defensive driving course, One More Second.] 1.2 million people die every year in road crashes. I know that’s terrifying, but scary numbers like that tend to fly right over my head. So, when I was asked to try out eDriving’s new online defensive driving course, One […]

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Facts About Distracted Driving: Tips From a Teen

[Written by eDriving's contributing teen writer Amy Tarczynski, who shares some key facts about distracted driving, along with her personal advice for staying focused on the road. Read Amy's last article about getting her drivers license.] April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This year, especially, road safety ought to be everyone’s top priority. 2016 brought a staggering 40,000 […]

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Safe Driving Tips As The Clocks Go Back

The long light evenings of summer have come to an end and it’s time to exchange that air conditioning button for your car’s heating control. Yes, at 2 a.m. this Sunday (November 6), we officially say goodbye to summertime as the clocks go back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time for 2016 and a return […]

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3 Back-to-School Driving Tips

As we head back to school, it is important to remember some back-to-school driving tips so that both your student and other students remain safe.  Here are three commonsense tips to help you drive safely from idrivesafely.com: Tip One: Watch Out for Pedestrians The beginning of a school year means more buses and bicycles on the […]

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How Much Do Distraction, Emotion, and Other Unsafe Behaviors Increase Driving Risk?

In drivers ed classes, you hear a lot about the dangerous things you can do as a driver that will make you more likely to get into a crash. But just how dangerous are they? Unfortunately, we can usually only answer this question indirectly, by looking at the crash data compiled by the National Highway […]

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Driving Under the Influence: The Dangers of Marijuana-impaired Driving

Over the past couple weeks, we’ve examined the issue of driving under the influence, discussing the role of strict laws in reducing the number of drunk drivers on the road and looking at some new approaches to keeping people from driving when they’re intoxicated. But as we consider some potential solutions, we also have to […]

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Driving Under the Influence: New Solutions to the Drunk Driving Problem

In 2013, more than 32 people died every day because someone decided to get behind the wheel when they’d been drinking. By now, you’d think people would know better! But even though the number of yearly drunk driving deaths has dropped dramatically over the past three decades, there are still countless people who aren’t getting the […]

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Driving Under the Influence: Do Strict DUI Laws Really Work?

Year after year, statistics confirm that the single most dangerous thing a driver can do is get behind the wheel drunk. This is no surprise; after all, the more intoxicated a driver is, the more he or she becomes literally unable to drive safely. But compared with thirty years ago, today less than half as […]

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