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Tag Archives: driving

Can Smart Cars Really Change The Road For Drivers?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 5, 2014 | Categories: Auto, Miscellaneous

Guest Post Driver error is typically at the cause of many of today’s traffic accidents. However, smart cars may be changing the future of road safety for drivers. Because of their ability to keep passengers safe when it comes to reaction time and intelligence, engineers are finding new ways to help people avoid collisions and […]

The AAOS & Auto Alliance and I Want to Stop Distracted Driving #DecideToDrive #CleverGirls #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 4, 2014 | Categories: Opinion, Random Thoughts and Conversations

I’ve been noticing more and more distracted drivers while I’ve been driving, lately. I stop at a red light and glance over to the car to my left or right and see them texting or talking on their cell phones. As the light turns green they start back driving while they still appear to be […]

How Do I Know When My Teen Is Road Ready?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 18, 2013 | Categories: Parenting
how do i know when my teen is ready to drive

Guest Post Image Source Trusting your teen to drive can be one of your biggest challenges as a parent. While you know that this milestone is necessary for your teenager’s independence, you may also worry that your teenager may become a statistic on the roadways. With more than 3000 teen drivers killed in 2010, you […]

Cars vs. Motorcycles: 4 Ways To Keep Your Family Safe On The Road

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 31, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Information

Guest Post Image Source All states have driving laws that stipulate that drivers must share the roadways with motorcyclists. Motorcycle riders have the same rights and must be shown the same courtesy as any other driver on the road. Even so, some motorcyclists do not show the same courtesy given to them. They may believe […]

Summer Road Trip? 4 Ways To Avoid ‘Are We There Yet?’

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 27, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Travel

Guest Post Image Source Everyone loves a good summer road trip, but heading off into the sunset can be more stressful than you might imagine, especially if you are traveling with young children in tow. The farther you are going to be driving, the more potential there is for something to go wrong, so you […]

The Impact of Big Rig Accidents on Our Families

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Guest Post Image Source On average, drivers of large trucks and big rigs travel far and above more miles than passenger vehicle drivers. As such, in the past decade alone, there have been an estimated 400,000 accidents each year in the U.S. that involved trucks and big rigs. According to statistics, truck accidents average around […]

Fear of Accidents? How to Get Back Behind the Wheel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 6, 2013 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts
fear of accidents

Guest Post Image Source Dystychiphobia is defined as a fear of accidents. This form of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by a person’s thought that they may damage property or the environment or injure themselves, their families or others as the result of having an accident. Some people who have experienced one or many vehicle collisions […]

Elderly Parents and Driving: When It’s Time To Take The Keys

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 28, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness
elderly parents and driving

Guest Post Image Source No one looks forward to addressing the fact that their elderly parents should cease driving. It’s a difficult hurdle to cross but, it is an important one. Seniors generally do not wish to give up driving, since it is asking to give up part of their freedom. However, it is necessary […]

Teens and Hit And Run: What Parents Need To Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 29, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source Teens are usually at a higher risk for auto accidents because they are inexperienced drivers that fail to wear their seatbelts, often text while driving and underestimate road conditions. They also have the highest rate of crashes due to excessive speeding. Teaching your teen the importance of safe driving can help […]

Holiday Road Rage: How to Count to 10 and Relax

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 10, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Health and Fitness, How To, Tips

Guest Post Image Source As the holidays approach, people travel more and tend to be in a hurry to get to their destinations and to run errands. Whether out on a last minute shopping trip or racing to get home, tensions become higher than usual on roadways. However, it is only by staying calm during […]