Speed Kills: What Every Driver Needs to Know About the Dangers of Speeding

Speeding is a factor in nearly 10,000 fatal crashes every year in the United States. And speeding is easily preventable. But despite this clear danger we can easily avoid, drivers continue to speed and drive well over the speed limit every day, causing serious accidents and fatalities. As a driver, what can you do about speeding? The first step is … Read More

Stopping Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a dangerous national epidemic. It’s responsible for thousands of lives lost on the road and nearly half a million fatalities. In this info-graphic, you can see just how deadly distracted driving can be — and learn how you can take action to stop it today. Share this Post Want more? Take a look at these statistics that … Read More

The 20 Absolute Worst American Cities to Drive In

Think your city has the worst drivers? These cities really do. According to the Allstate America’s Best Drivers report, the cities on this list are ranked among the bottom 20 cities for safe driving in America. They have the shortest time in between accidents and the highest likelihoods of experiencing collisions — all of them far higher than the national average. … Read More

14 Tips for Driving Around 18 Wheelers

Each year, more than 4,000 fatal accidents involving large trucks or buses occur. And while car drivers often think of truck drivers as big bullies of the road, the fact is that 72% of crashes between large trucks and passenger vehicles are caused by car drivers. Driving too fast, improper following, and failure to stay in an appropriate lane are often the cause of … Read More

What Teens Need to Know About Safe Driving

Driving as a teen is exhilarating. After years of being driven around, it’s finally your turn to take the wheel and be in charge of where you want to go and when. This independence is incredible for new drivers — but it also comes with serious responsibility. While teen driving is the most exciting time to be behind the wheel, … Read More

Safely Maintaining Your Vehicle

Defensive driving habits are important, but they can only keep you safe if your vehicle itself is in good working condition for safe operation. Hazards like overheated engines, worn down or low tires, even old windshield wipers can make your vehicle dangerous to drive. Even if you can’t follow every maintenance recommendation, stay on top of these basic car maintenance … Read More

18 Tips for Reducing Your Car’s Carbon Footprint

Vehicle emissions make up more than 50% of the average household’s carbon footprint. That’s more than appliances, heating and cooling, and waste combined. As a result, highway vehicles release about 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year and contribute to global climate change. While it may not be practical for every household to simply stop driving to … Read More

19 Pedestrian Safety Tips for Drivers

Every seven minutes, a pedestrian is injured, and one is killed every two hours. Walking in or near traffic can be dangerous, and it’s up to both pedestrians and drivers to help walkers on the road stay safe. Pedestrians are at a clear safety disadvantage, and drivers have a responsibility to practice safe driving habits and vigilance to keep walkways … Read More

How to Deal with Brake Failure

Brake failure is unnerving and dangerous. No one wants to imagine that their vehicle might not stop, especially if you’re traveling at freeway speeds. Brake failure can be sudden, dangerous, and deadly. The reality is that brake failure is very rare today. Most vehicles have extensive safety features and it’s not common to see a complete brake failure. Of course, … Read More