SafeMotorist Articles

Road Travel and Safety Tips

The Safest Cars of 2014:
Find out what the safest cars of 2014 are according to the new IIHS standards, including a new type of crash test.
Aggressive Driving and Road Rage:
Learn what road rage is, what causes road rage, view road rage statistics, and how to deal with road rage incidents such as aggressive driving and tailgating.
The Deadliest Days on the Road:
This article lists the deadliest days, months and hours to be on the roadways.
How to Get the Best Gas Mileage out of Your Car:
Find out the most effective ways to save on your fuel spending and increase your gas mileage.
The Safest Cars of 2013:
Read about the top picks of 2013 that will keep you and your family the safest.
5 Essential Road Travel Tips You Don't Already Know:
Discover the benefits to safe and smart traveling with these essential road trip tips.
How to Handle Vehicle Emergencies:
Get tips on how to handle some of the most common vehicle emergencies.
Hydroplaning Basics: Why it Occurs and How You Can Avoid it:
Learn the basics of hydroplaning, why it occurs and 10 useful tips to avoid it.
Preparing for Winter Driving – How to Drive in Snow and Ice:
Get top advice for driving in ice and snow.
Distracted Driving:
Learn about the consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving.

Traffic Laws

Florida Texting and Driving Ban Effective October 2013:
A ban on texting and driving in Florida has passed and went into effect on October 1st 2013.
New Texas Traffic Laws in Effect:
New Traffic laws took effect in Texas on September 1, 2013. Read about the changes to the laws so you can avoid costly traffic tickets.
Who Has the Right of Way?:
Learn who has the right of way in common driving situations.
Driving and Cell Phones:
Learn the laws about cell phone use while driving.
Do Traffic Ticket Quotas Really Exist?:
Read about some local reports that suggest there might be truth to some of the rumors.
Signs, Signals, and Road Markings:
Learn common traffic signs and road markings and what they mean.
The Driver's License Point System – and How Licenses Get Suspended:
Learn how the driver's license point system works and how licenses get suspended.

Vehicle Maintenance and Safety

New Statistics on Traffic Crashes, Seat Belt Use & More:
Highway safety statistics and what they mean for motorists in the US. Arm yourself with knowledge to stay safe on the road.
5 Reasons You Need to Check Your Tire Pressure (That You Don't Already Know):
Learn how your tire pressure can help you prevent accidents and improve your gas mileage.
How to Care for and Use Your Vehicle's Safety Equipment:
Learn how your car's safety equipment works and how to maintain it.
The Basics of Vehicle Safety Maintenance:
Learn how the basics of vehicle safety maintenance to help you keep your vehicle in sound working order.
Airbag Basics:
Learn the basics of how airbags work and what you need to know to remain safe during a crash.
The Effects of Traffic Crashes:
Traffic crashes take their toll on society. Learn the statistics behind the effects of vehicle crashes.

Best Driving Practices

How to Get a Car Insurance Discount in New York:
Find out how every licensed and insured motorist in the state of New York can get a mandatory 10% car insurance discount online.
What is Defensive Driving:
This article gives you all the basics of what defensive driving is, how it works and how defensive driving classes can help you reduce your risk of crashes and decrease the likelihood of getting a traffic ticket.
Defensive Driving Tips for Driving Near School Buses and Emergency Vehicles:
Learn the laws and best practices for driving with approaching emergency vehicles and school buses.
Top Techniques You Can Use to Help Avoid a Crash:
Learn how to recognize road hazards early and avoid a crash before it's too late.
How to Make Sure Your Car Seat is Keeping Your Child Safe:
Learn the basics of child safety seats and the do's and don'ts to help keep your child safe.
The IPDE Method of Driving:
Learn the IPDE method of driving to help you Identify hazards, Predict what might happen, Decide what action to take and Execute your decided upon action.
The Rules of Defensive Driving: When Approaching Intersections, Special Lanes and Ramps:
Learn defensive driving techniques for intersections, special lanes and ramps.