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Traffic Safety & Driving Safety around the World

Traffic safety and driving safety tips are always worthwhile topics, but they’re definitely having their moment in the sun this week. India: Army man turned poet writes song of driving safety tips. Since retiring from the army, Ishwar Chand Gambhir enjoys writing poetry in his spare time. His latest inspiration? Traffic safety. He’s penned a song hoping to spread awareness of traffic rules and inspire drivers to follow them. Next … Continue reading

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Car Seats & Beyond — National Child Passenger Safety Week

This Sunday — September 18, 2016 — marks the beginning of National Child Passenger Safety Week. In fact, the entire month of September is Baby Safety Month. So now seems like an opportune time to take a moment to ponder two essential car devices that help keep kids safe.   Car Seat Safety Step 1. Find the correct car seat.  In general, it boils down to choosing the appropriate one for the … Continue reading

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Teen Driving Safety: Back to School!

It’s that time of year again! I don’t know about you, but my Facebook feed is filled with beautiful pictures of all the kiddos heading back to school. As is our norm here at RightTurn, we like to talk back to school safety. This year, however, we are going to focus on teen driving safety. Why? Because according to the CDC, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death … Continue reading

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Texting and Driving Isn’t the Only Distracted Driving

With cell phones came calling while driving—not good, but at least your eyes are still on the road. With text messaging came texting while driving—and texting accidents. And finally, with smartphones and their apps came Googling, Facebooking, Snapchatting, Skyping,and heaven know what else while driving. No matter what you’re doing, it’s distracted driving if the road ahead of you is only getting a fraction of your attention. Distracted drivers are … Continue reading

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Tips for Driving in the Sun

Recently, I gave you some tips for driving in the rain. Now let’s talk about driving in the sun. Sun glare can make driving visibility just as bad as rain can, if not worse, because your eyes can only handle so much. Wear sunglasses Normal sunglasses will work just fine, but the best sunglasses for driving are polarized sunglasses because they can help further reduce glare. Use your sun visor … Continue reading

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How Long Do Tires Last?

Excellent question! There’s a simple answer and a more realistic answer. In general, new tires last around 60,000 miles, so if the average driver drives 15,000 miles a year, they’ll last roughly four years. But the more realistic answer depends on several factors. First let’s lay down some basic facts. All tires wear down as you drive on them. Treadwear defines how fast they wear down. To measure this, we … Continue reading

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Driving in the Rain Safety:
Because They Don’t Make Rain Tires

While it’s true that many of us think of rain as a springtime worry, we also know that summer can bring its own dose of the wet stuff. I’m here in Cleveland, and one of the biggest perks of living in the Midwest is a summer thunderstorm. So much fun! Unless, of course, you’re driving. While “rain tires” don’t necessarily exist, the grooves in any tire are designed to remove … Continue reading

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Summer Tires vs All-Season Tires

There are two key times of year for those of us who love tires. The first is when we change out our all-season or summer tires to winter and the second is when we switch our winter tires back to all-season or summer. Since it’s the second time of year, I thought it appropriate to revisit summer tires vs all-season tires. To really understand which tire is better, we need … Continue reading

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Summer Driving Safety—3 Hazards to Watch For

What’s the most dangerous time of year to drive? Winter seems like the obvious answer. But while white snow and white-knuckle driving can go hand-in-hand, summer driving has its own safety dangers. By some measures, summer is actually the most dangerous time of year for driving. Here are some summer driving safety hazards to watch for. 1 — Tire Issues Winter wreaks havoc on roads, and that havoc lingers around as … Continue reading

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Heat’s Affect on Tires

Each year, we’re experiencing warmer summers with near unbearable temperatures. What’s that mean for tires? Hot temperatures and tires don’t mix well and can negatively impact your safety. Hot weather can weaken your tires and lead to failure. I know we all want a perfect 90-degree beach day, but that means roughly 150 degrees on the pavement. Not to mention, tire pressure can increase by up to 5 psi in … Continue reading