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The history of driving technology

Can you imagine a car without seatbelts? How about a car without a radio? Ok, what about a car without an ignition? ‘Surely not’, you say? Well, in actual fact cars didn’t used to have any of these features, as well as many others. Here, we take a look at some of the driving technology […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! Four Things Drivers Have to Be Thankful for This Year

On this blog (and in our courses), we spend a lot of time reminding you of the dangers you face when you’re on the road. After all, for most of us, driving is one of the most dangerous things we’ll ever do, and unlike most risky activities, driving isn’t something we do on occasion or […]

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10 Online Teen Driver Resources That Will Make You a Better Driver

When new drivers first get on the road, one of the first things they learn is how much they still don’t know. No, it’s not because they didn’t pay enough attention in drivers ed; rather, because driving involves dealing constantly with unique and unpredictable situations, there’s a lot you can learn only once you’ve had […]

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Recall Alert! Are Your Air Bags Safe?

This week, millions of Americans have been asking themselves “are my air bags safe?” after the Department of Transportation announced the largest motor vehicle recall in the nation’s history. This recall is meant to address severe defects in several types of air bags manufactured by Takata, the fourth largest air bag maker in the world.

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Bicycles & Technology Reduce Car Use

Bicycles and technology have helped reduce the use of cars by 7 percent since 2005, according to KUFH Houston Public Radio. By using smartphone apps that make it easy to identify the availability of public bikes in Houston, young people have been part of a big shift in consumption trends that lean towards a decrease in […]

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Car Theft Prevention

Being a safe driver is paramount, but it’s also important to know how to keep your car safe with these tips on car theft prevention.  Some cars are classic thief favorites, yet their tastes vary as The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports. The most stolen used cars are of the petite Japanese variety — the 1995 Honda Civic, the 1994 Honda Accord, and the 1991 Toyota Camry. But […]

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The Google Self-Driving Car Concerns Me

Imagine: your Google self-driving car does all the work, turning your drive time…into leisure time! A car that drives itself for hundreds of miles on freeways and in traffic may sound like something out of the movie Wall-E, or, if your tastes run that way, the original Total Recall. But if Google has its way, in […]

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Hands-free Texting is as Dangerous as Manual Texting

Now that drivers can use voice-to-text applications, the dangers of driving while texting are old news, right? Not really, unfortunately. It turns out that both manual and hands-free texting result in double the lag time that it takes drivers to react to basic driving conditions, such as a change in the traffic light from red […]

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How to Spot Odometer Fraud

We’ve already talked about the frauds and the tricks that dealerships can pull on you. One of the most destructive, dangerous and, unfortunately, the most widespread is odometer fraud. According to carfax.com data, approximately 1 out of 10 used cars are sold with rolled-back mileage on the odometer. The used car market is full of swindlers […]

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Be My Designated Driver!

“Just one drink! Just one drink!” My friend tried to convince me when we were heading to her cousin’s birthday. It didn’t sound truthful from the beginning. By the end of the night, I counted at least 4 one drinks. The results were astonishingly inconvenient and even embarrassing: the car abandoned on the street overnight, […]

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