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4 Things You Must Do After Your Wallet Is Stolen...

It’s everybody’s nightmare: you reach into your pocket or purse to pay for a cup of coffee, but nothing’s there. Your wallet is gone. Maybe you dropped it while getting out of your car or perhaps a thief took it. Either way, it’s gone. And the chances you ever see it again are slim. Now is the time for action. You must act fast to protect your financial accounts. Follow these steps and you will hopefully suffer more from inconvenience than actual loss. Call Your Banks, Cancel Your Cards If you do end up finding your wallet, this step might seem like overkill. But any bank can now mail you a new card quickly — usually by the...

4 Things You Must Do After Your Wallet Is Stolen
posted on: Dec 1, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Road Rage: How it Impacts Our Society

While driving on the road today, it is hard to ignore the aggressiveness of drivers. Someone may abruptly swerve in front of you, switch in and out of lanes, call you names or even follow you home. It moves beyond excessive honking and into behavior which is frightening and at times, life threatening. In our current society, road rage isn’t relegated to one gender over another or to a particular country. These angry outbursts cross gender lines, with both males and females driving aggressively and acting rudely. How does this behavior impact society. Rise in Car Accidents Most countries require drivers to take tests to obtain a driver license. However, passing exam requirements doesn’t necessarily prevent road rage....

Road Rage: How it Impacts Our Society
posted on: Nov 27, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Driver Safety – NASCAR Always Learns Its Lesson...

It’s typical to talk about how lucky a driver is to be alive after a major wreck during a NASCAR race. To be certain, a bit of luck is always involved when you’re travelling at 200 mph and are surrounded by 3,000 pounds of metal and flammable liquids, but it’s actually a very small part of the equation. In an article published on The Dig, Alison Ingles Daly Sr. describes Duke Nalon’s historic crash in the 23rd lap of the 1949 Indianapolis 500. This was a time when very few safety standards were in place to protect drivers. When Nalon’s car burst into flames in turn three, he had to survive the old fashioned way: by holding his...

Driver Safety – NASCAR Always Learns Its Lesson
posted on: Aug 28, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Help Your Car Run Forever

The average car on the road in the U.S. was 11.4 years old in 2014, according to IHS Automotive. The Federal Highway Administration estimates the average number of miles driven by the typical American is 13,476 per year. Those two data points mean there are a lot of cars out there with more than 100,000 miles on them that need a little extra TLC. Later model vehicles aren’t necessary better built or more reliable. The 2014 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependency Study found that owners of 2011 vehicles reported 6 percent more problems than those who owned 2010 cars. Japanese-made cars, particularly Hondas and Toyotas, are known for their long-term reliability. In fact five of Warranty Direct’s top 10...

Help Your Car Run Forever
posted on: Feb 16, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Paving the Way for Safer Roads

Obtaining a driver’s license means increased independence, but also a measure of accountability. Drivers need to exercise caution when taking to the roads. Recent statistics suggest that an estimated 10 million traffic accidents occur every year. If people practice defensive driving, it minimizes the risks of an accident. Safety, of course, plays a definite role. Here are five compelling reasons to practice caution when driving on the roads: 1. Motorists must eliminate distracted driving. Any time a driver chooses to take his or her eyes off the road and deviate toward another task, safety is compromised. Distracted driving may range from eating in the car, applying makeup or talking or texting on your cell phone. During the daytime, approximately 660,000...

Paving the Way for Safer Roads
posted on: Feb 9, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Watch for These Signs Your Tires May Be Unsafe...

Tire-related issues cause approximately 80,000 car accidents a year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Check your tires often and know the signs they need to be replaced. Don’t wait until an accident gives you a sign you can’t ignore. How Tires Work Tire designs are composed of tread and grooves. Over the past 100 years, manufacturers have developed sophisticated treads and patterns for all types of driving. They each have a different design to maximize their efficiency in specific conditions. The Signs of Wear When the tread wears down to a minimum amount, your tire can no longer grip the road safely. The two common ways to tell if your tires are excessively worn and need...

Watch for These Signs Your Tires May Be Unsafe
posted on: Jan 24, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

6 Driving Tips to Navigate Winter Roads...

The holidays are over, but winter weather will continue for another few months. On average there are over 5 million accidents every year and about 17 percent of these incidents occur because of poor weather conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Therefore, if you are driving while it is snowing or icing, please follow these six driving tips to navigate winter roads: 1. Get Your Car Winter Ready It is easier to get help during the summer if you get stranded on the road, but in the winter, snowy and icy conditions impede drivers from getting aid quickly. To prevent a car breakdown, make sure your car is winter ready. Check your car battery to make sure...

6 Driving Tips to Navigate Winter Roads
posted on: Jan 17, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet for Your Teen...

You were nervous as you balanced your child through his first training wheel-free bike ride in the park. He wobbled, you steadied him and finally let go. Now, years later, you’re watching him soar through the air on his motorcycle, in control of every precise movement. You still feel nervous. With motorcycle related deaths doubling from 1999 to 2008 and still rising, it’s no wonder you’re worried. Put your mind at ease with the right motorcycle helmet that will keep your teen safe from serious head injuries. The Basics When choosing a helmet, the first thing to look for is a full face design. Full face helmets keep the entire face protected. Their clear eye shields keeps a...

Choosing the Right Motorcycle Helmet for Your Teen
posted on: Oct 3, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

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