Road trips are great fun. Getting in a car and venturing away from home can be one of the biggest joys of the holidays, but unfortunately, some trips end in financial loss or even tragedy. Frequently travelers become the targets of thieves, because they are transporting large amounts of money and other valuables. And while they are away, vacationers often leave their homes open targets for thieves as well. Read more . . .
You’ve heard about crash test dummies, but how about dummy airbags? If you just bought a used car, your life could be at risk and you might not know it. Drivers around the country rely on airbags to protect their life and the lives of their family and friends in an accident. Since 1999, all new passenger cars and light trucks in the United States have been required to have dual front airbags. They’ve become so common that many of us take them for granted. Read more . . .
The difficulty in demonstrating effectiveness of driver education has often been cited as a reason for dropping this curriculum from public schools. At the same time, alternate means of delivering driver education have proliferated, through home schooling, driving schools and auto clubs, as well as computer and web-based instruction. Currently, there is no comprehensive set of guidelines for evaluating driver education programs. Read more . . .
If you’re the parent of a teen, you are probably frightened about the alarming accident statistics regarding teen drivers. But there are steps you can take. Research shows that when parents take an active role in their teens’ driving education and set certain guidelines, their teens’ chances of being in a crash can be reduced by up to one-third.
But what specific actions should you take? Chrysler Group’s Road Ready Teens program offers these safety tips for Read more . . .
To most of us, our children are the most precious things in the world. In this age of high speed, high pressure and high tech, our families provide a welcome respite–an escape to simpler times when the world was home-centered, not business-centered. Like a mother bear protecting her cubs, we have become fanatic about sheltering our children from harm. And, for all the benefits motor vehicles have brought us in terms of mobility and freedom, they have also exacted a price with respect to our children. Read more . . .