Coexisting With Bicyclists: 10 Rules for Drivers

Love Them or Hate Them, Cyclists Have Road Rights   Every year, hundreds of bicyclists die in traffic accidents involving motor vehicles, and thousands more are injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Bicycling advocates say drivers can play a big role in reducing those grim statistics, paving the way for peaceful[…]

Coexisting With Drivers: 10 Rules for Bicyclists

Cyclists Have Road Rights, and Responsibilities   Bicyclists may feel they don’t have a fighting chance on the road, much less any friends riding in 4-ton steel cabins atop four wheels. Media reports tend to dwell on unpleasantries between motorists and bicyclists, notably road rage incidents. Nevertheless, safety experts say, it is possible for bicyclists[…]

What All Car & Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles

QUICK TIPS   Over half of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. Most of the time, the car or truck driver, not the motorcyclist, is at fault. There are a lot more cars and trucks than motorcycles on the road, and some drivers don’t “recognize” a motorcycle – they ignore it (usually unintentionally).  […]

How to Manage Feelings of Road Rage

Road Rage is an Increasingly Dangerous Phenomenon With more and more people in the world–and particularly in the workforce, our roads are becoming increasingly crowded. Inside our cars, it’s easy to feel isolated from the world and forget that there are other people with different priorities. That can cause us to be far less polite[…]

Finding Healthy Foods on a Road Trip

Eating a healthy diet when you’re traveling isn’t easy – especially if you’re going for a long car ride. Typical road trip fare includes fast food, microwave-ready service station options, bags of chips and lots of sodas, but it it’s possible to navigate your way around the junk food and maintain your healthy diet. Here’s how:  […]

Parking Lots Are Riskier Than You Think

More than 50,000 crashes occur in parking lots and garage structures annually, resulting in 500 or more deaths and more than 60,000 injuries. And, around the holidays, parking lots become even more dangerous.   Auto insurers report the number of claims spike on Black Friday and run above normal throughout the holiday shopping season. The[…]

Tips for Pedestrian Safety

Drivers and pedestrians alike share the responsibility of keeping themselves and others on the road safe. Many strides have been made by the Federal Highway Administration to increase pedestrian safety. Infrastructure improvements have added a variety of safety measures, including more medians and redesigned roads allowing for better pedestrian/bicycle traffic flow.   Here are some[…]