driving on the 4th of july

Driving on the 4th of July

It is estimated that when driving on the 4th of July holiday weekend, about 37.5 million Americans will be hitting the roads. The more travelers on the road means an increased chances of accident. It is important to be extra aware while driving on the day surrounding this holiday – be aware of vehicles on the shoulder with flat tires, lockouts, or dead batteries, and be cautious of other drivers to avoid accidents. See below for a list of recommended do’s and don’ts in preparation for holiday travel.

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Comparing Roadside Assistance Plans

Any roadside assistance you choose should cover you, the person, no matter where you are or what car you have with you – not just one specific vehicle. It should be flexible enough to suit your specific requirements and comprehensive enough so that you’re not left with large out-of-pocket expenses after the breakdown, for the services desired.

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Choosing the Right Car Seat

If you are a parent, you know that protecting your child in the car is your number one priority while driving. Having a good car seat is essential to prevent your child from sustaining injuries – they can even prevent death in case of an accident. They’re also required by law, though the specific law varies depending on the state. Arizona requires that children under 8 years of age, and less than 4’9” tall use a child restraint device. There are a lot of different car seats on the market; let’s help break it down for you.

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Motorcycle Awareness Month

Riding a motorcycle can be both a lot of fun, as well as significantly more dangerous than driving a car. Being completely open to the elements leaves the rider a lot more vulnerable in case of accident than an automobile driver. May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month, thus we have put together a list of tips for both the rider, and the driver to help create safer roads for everyone.

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Beware of Windshield Repair Scams

Incidents of windshield repair scams have been a problem in recent years. There has been a crackdown in recent years to help prevent this type of situation, but you should still be extra cautious if an unsolicited stranger tells you there is damage to your windshield that needs to be repaired or replaced right away. You might not find anything wrong with the deal as that person might even lure you by offering free movie tickets or gift cards along with the free windshield replacement. But beware – there is a decent chance that if this is happening outside of a trusted auto body or repair shop, it could be a scam.

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Arizona Driver Safety Programs

According to the latest statistics available with the Arizona Department of Transportation, a total of 952 people were killed in car crashes in 2016. Out of them, 100 drivers were 24 years of age or younger; 30 were drunk drivers of ages 24 years or younger. These are senseless deaths and they ended lives needlessly. Incidents like this can be brought down significantly by using the driver safety programs that are already in place.

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How Long Do Airbags Last?

Whether you’re a driver of a sports car, sedan, truck or a big rig, airbags are an essential part of your safety, regardless of whether you think about them daily or not. They have been around for many years. One of the vital safety features that have prevented countless injuries and saved many lives is the airbag. But, while airbags can prevent injuries they also can pose a serious threat when they are faulty.

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How to Report a Drunk Driver

Drunk driving can be deadly! Many people struggle to either know when they’ve had one too many to get behind the wheel, or to do something to stop others in these circumstances. It’s evident that driving drunk is against the law, yet people still do it on a regular basis. The extent and consequences of drunk driving demonstrate the challenge of harmonizing a drinking culture with a modern industrial society.

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Awareness and Prevention of Distracted Driving

DISTRACTED DRIVING

Cаr ассidеntѕ are one оf thе leading саuѕеѕ of dеаth in our country, injuring thоuѕаndѕ оf adults and сhildrеn еvеrу уеаr. Anуоnе саn bесоmе a viсtim of a саr ассidеnt; often it’s even just a case of being in the wrоng place at thе wrоng time.

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OnStar Smart Driver – Buick’s Driving Improvement System

As part of General Motors’ OnStar Basic Plan, owners of 2015 and newer Buicks can opt-in for the OnStar Smart Driver system. OnStar Smart Driver is designed to gather, analyze and display driving-related information. Read more