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A Tip From Mike

VETERAN CRASH INVESTIGATOR AND DRIVER SAFETY EXPERT MIKE PEHL SAYS- When I start teaching a new group of student drivers, I talk with them about the different kinds of information they are going to be learning. Some of its “facts and figures” that they need to know to pass the permit exam. Some of its

Carbon Monoxide – the silent killer

Most adults know that carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas emitted by cars. But the risks are more complex than many realize. DriveSafeRideSafe produced this short video with the help of the Lavers family, who lost their son Tyler from carbon monoxide poisoning while he was working on the stereo in his car. After that tragic

Ask Mike: Where Do Most Traffic Crashes Occur?

. More than half of our nation’s traffic deaths occur on rural roads, even though only 1/4th of us live in rural areas. Your best protection when driving on country roads include: -Slowing Down – Watching for Critters – Watching for slow-moving vehicles- not just on the road but on the side of the road.

What to Bring on your Spring Break Road Trip

{This post contains affiliate links} With Spring Break fast approaching and airline prices rising, a lot of families will choose to save some money by driving to their destination of choice. While road trips do save you a fair amount of money, driving in the car for 10-20 hours with the whole family can be

Valentine’s Vow for those that Ride Shotgun

Valentine’s Vow for those that Ride Shotgun

In January I wrote about how to keep your car tuned up and looking good as part of your New Year’s Resolution. This month, since February puts a lot of attention on those we love, I’m taking some liberty to use that as a platform for sharing tips about being a more purposeful passenger, especially

Are You Road Worthy?

Are You Road Worthy?

{This post contains affiliate links} It’s 10:00pm, you’re driving home from a friends house when all of a sudden “BOOM!” your tire blows out. You pull off onto the shoulder and get out to asses the damage. Now remember it is dark out, do you have a flashlight? Let’s say you live in a Northern

New Year, New Must-Have Car Accessories

New Year, New Must-Have Car Accessories

{This post contains affiliate links} Can you believe it’s already 2017? The number one New Year’s resolution is always self improvement. So this year while you are working on a better you, why not give your car a little updating! Here is a list of some new, must -have items that are sure to keep