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Record-breaking 44M people expected to travel this July 4th

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is predicting this Fourth of July holiday weekend to be the most traveled Independence Day weekend ever. More than 44 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home over the weekend, which is 1.25 million more travelers than last year. With July 4th falling on a […]

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Inequality on the Road: The Hidden Dangers of Driving While Poor

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It’s a fact you’ll hear us repeat over and over again: motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, especially among teenagers. Indeed, in 2013, car crashes represented the number one cause of death for Americans between 15 and 24 years old, and one of the top five […]

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Share the Road: Why Bicyclists Deserve Drivers’ Respect

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In cities and towns all over the country, more and more people are using bicycles to get around. If you think about it, this should come as no surprise: they’re lightweight, portable, and inexpensive—and to use them, you don’t need to have an insurance policy or buy gas all the time, either! But though bicycles […]

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Cars and Pedestrians: A Conflict Where Both Sides Lose

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If we’re in a hurry, it can be easy to get frustrated with pedestrians who dawdle in the crosswalk or start crossing in the middle of the street without even looking first. When we’re on foot, however, suddenly it’s the people behind the wheel who seem aggressive, inconsiderate, or entitled—backing up without checking, stopping in the […]

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The 2015 Bay Area Bike Challenge officially starts today, and is excited to throw our helmets in the ring! Why We’re Participating Even though our specialty is driving, we’re not just drivers—we’re bicyclists too! We’re participating in the Bay Area Bike Challenge this year to recognize and celebrate another wonderful way to travel. As a […]

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We All Are Pedestrians

Before getting behind a steering wheel and after parking a car, we all are pedestrians. And we are responsible for our safety on the road at all times, whether we’re behind the wheel or traveling as a foot passenger. Knowing the meaning of traffic signs, pavement markings, and basic road rules is our duty and […]

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