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Category Archives: driving safety

Red-light Cameras Guarding Albany’s Intersections

Think twice before you run a red light in Albany, NY. The city has begun placing red light cameras at key intersections throughout Albany. Once all of the cameras are installed there will be 2-3 dozen cameras throughout the city. Drivers caught running red lights will receive a $50.00 ticket in the mail. Albany officials are following […]

Car Care Tips for Extreme Weather

Extreme weather conditions can wreck havoc on your car and your day if proper precautions are not taken. Check out these car care tips for extreme weather conditions: Cold Weather Tips: Look at your tires! When the temperature drops, the air pressure in your tires will also drop drastically. Cooler air means slower molecular motion, […]

Tips for Driving at Night and in Bad Weather

With winter in full swing, night driving can be extremely dangerous in treacherous weather. Check out these simple safety tips for safe winter driving at night: • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions – take it slower than normal. • Make sure the full lighting system on your vehicle […]

How Old is Too Old to Drive?

Adults ages 65 and older are responsible for 14% of traffic fatalities, and 17% of all pedestrian fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So how do you know when your elderly loved one’s driving skills are being impaired and when it is time to take them off the road? Use this checklist […]

5 Tips for Traveling Back from the Holidays

You may be heading back to the city from your holiday festivities. Check out these safety tips for heading home from your holiday destination: 1. Avoid High Travel Days: the day after Christmas tends to be a pretty busy traffic day but since it is on a Thursday this year, traveling might be dispersed over the […]

Holiday Traveling Safety Tips

You may be heading out to family or friends’ houses for the holiday. Follow these safety tips when traveling with little ones!: Before you Head Out: • Remove any bulky coats before placing your child in a car seat. Use a blanket to keep them warm for a long car ride. • Make sure everyone […]

Parallel Parking Tips

For new drivers, parallel parking can be one of the most difficult things to do as a driver. Here are some parallel parking tips for inexperienced drivers or experienced drivers who may be a little rusty: • Practice with cones or large boxes. • If you’re uncomfortable with your angle of approach, pull back out […]

Flooding: Get the Facts and Safety Tips

Flooding Facts and Simple Safety Tips • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. • A foot of water will float many vehicles. • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including SUV’s and pick-ups. • Do not attempt to […]

Early School Start Means More Crashes for Teens, According to Study

Teen drivers who sleep in are involved in fewer car crashes, according to a study. Chesterfield and Henrico counties in Virginia offered researchers an experiment. The counties have similar ethnic characteristics and socioeconomic characteristics, however high school starts at 8:45am in Henrico, and at 7:30am in Chesterfield. The rate of accidents among 16- to 18-year […]

Fall to Winter Safety Reminders

Is Your Home Safely Prepared for Winter? Are you getting ready for winter? Are you pulling out your electric heaters or starting to turn on the heat? Have you already cleaned out your gutters so they are free of leaves? Check out our blog on how to get ahead of the winter freeze by prepping […]