Drive on an unlit road during the night and you are putting yourself in a unique danger zone.About half of all fatal crashes in the U.S. occur in the dark and more than a quarter occur on unlit roads, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That's why the institute adopted headlight ratings in 2016. Since then, automakers have responded to the goal … [Read more...] about Better headlights: Safety group makes awards
To have a safe road trip: Prepare yourself, your passengers, your vehicle You may have taken any number of long road trips before and think you know just how to do it right. When you make your plan, however, consider these points. About your car: Obviously, you will want to make sure that your tires have plenty of tread and there are no operational problems that should … [Read more...] about To have a safe road trip: Prepare yourself
There's a law against it. There are procedures to prevent it. There's even a checklist to show that you prepared for it.And when it comes to real life, if you aren't thinking about it, are you ever really safe?Probably not, because procedures, regulations and checklists don't make people aware of dangers as situations change.The key is something called situational … [Read more...] about Staying aware of hazards
Everyone has had the experience of driving somewhere familiar then suddenly realizing they didn't remember the drive.That loss of focus is called autopilot, and it can be as dangerous at work as it is on the road. One technique to keep yourself out of autopilot is becoming a sort of fortune teller, safety consultant Tim Page-Bottorff told Safety and Health Magazine.Start … [Read more...] about Are you working in zombie mode?
Your auto insurance rates could soon be set based on how you, personally, drive--not on your statistical risk. General Motors Co. (GM) has launched an auto insurance program with its OnStar subsidiary to match data on driving patterns and usage to insurance costs. Tesla and Ford have also announced initiatives, according to Claims Journal. Right now, insurance … [Read more...] about Your car is watching you and that might be good news