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Car Safety Tips Before Your Next Road Trip

Depositphotos_65559987_l-2015.jpgWhile the late days of winter and early days of spring aren't exactly ideal road trip weather, sometimes a long trip in the car is inevitable. No matter what time of year you travel, don't end your trip with an accident and potential injuries. If you're driving long distances, whether this month or in the near future, consider taking these safety tips into account before you begin your journey. 
Get Your Beauty Rest
The night before a trip or vacation, it's vital to get a good night's sleep so you are ready for your long drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driving while drowsy was responsible for 72,000 crashes and over 800 deaths in 2013, which are believed to be low estimates. When you're tired, you have slower reaction times, are more likely to swerve into other lanes and can even fall asleep at the wheel. Don't let that happen to you. Plan to sleep 6-8+ hours before your trip. 
If you notice you're beginning to become tired while driving, (yawning, hitting the rumble strip or closing your eyes repeatedly) it's best to get off the road immediately. Stop at the next rest area or gas station to stretch your legs, try drinking water, coffee or soda with caffeine and see if that makes you more alert. If these don't help, it is best to switch drivers or stop for the evening. 
Pack Your Car Emergency Kit
Many drivers aren't aware of what to include in their car emergency kit. While it may change depending on what time of year it is, here are some general recommendations to include:

What To Do After a Hit and Run

Depositphotos_109340034_l-2015.jpgNo matter what, any type of motor vehicle wreck is frightening, stressful and life-changing. However, if you've experienced a hit and run, those feelings might be intensified. You might be left wondering, "Did I do the right things? Did I get all the proper information? How will this affect me?"

Learn How to Share the Road with Motorcycles

shutterstock_139917052-e1476909155716.jpgMotorcyclists get a bad rap for being "crazy" or negligent drivers, but much of this is due to other motorists not understanding the mechanics of motorcycles and the challenges they present to those who ride them. It would be easy to throw together a list of safety tips for motorcyclists, but in reality, most experienced riders already know how to be safe on their bike. What's just as important, if not more, is for other drivers to understand how to drive safely around motorcycles. We tend to become complacent behind the wheel, which can put those we share the road with in danger, especially motorcycles. Check out these tips any four-wheeled vehicle driver should consider to keep themselves and motorcyclists safe!

How to Be Sure You're Driving Safe this Winter

shutterstock_181434695-e1474923834623.jpgIn our last blog, we went over how to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the winter months. You've gotten familiar with your car's safety features, taken it to a mechanic to have it inspected, and even prepared an emergency kit. But what about when you get behind the wheel? There're only so many things you can do to prepare, so knowing how to adjust your driving technique when the roads are slick or snowy is imperative for your safety.

Nebraska man and four others injured in car accident

A Nebraska man was arrested after allegedly causing a car accident that resulted in injury to five people, including himself. The arrest came three days after the actual car accident. At the time of a report on the incident, he had not posted the bail he needed for release.

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