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Helpful hands-free tools to keep your teen focused on the road

If you have a teen driver, you’re probably worried about your teen and their newfound freedom. Teen drivers are inexperienced, and therefore less likely to know how to avoid accidents. Only practice will fortify their driving skills, but in the meantime, you can help reduce their risk of an accident by giving them hands-free tools…

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On-screen technology adds to distracted driving

Screens in cars located between the driver and passenger, often referred to as vehicle infotainment systems, are becoming a common feature on most cars. Like many other technology, including cell phones, these are adding to driver distractions and accidents. The AAA Foundation conducted a study recently that showed while the technology is convenient in some…

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Texas’ new texting and driving law

Texas’ new texting and driving law is cracking down on distracted drivers. It is now illegal to write, send, or read on your phone while driving. In 2016, distracted driving accidents killed more than 450 Texans, and the number of accidents increased by three percent. Understanding the new law is not only important to avoid…

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What you need to know about distracted driving

Distractions are everywhere. They demand our attention throughout the day, including when we drive. Texting while driving has become such an issue that starting September 1, 2017 in Texas, it became illegal to text and drive. Campaigns are also in place by several organizations nationwide and major cell phone providers to send a constant reminder…

A driver behind the wheel holds the steering wheel in one hand and a smartphone in the other.

How is auto repair different for electric vehicles?

To most, it may seem as that car collision repairs are universal, but not all cars are created equal. That is why many auto technicians go through regular training and earn certifications. They need to be knowledgeable about the latest industry standards on various vehicles makes. Different types of vehicles, including electric and hybrid, come…

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The safest cars for a teen driver

Every parent has concerns when their teen starts driving. Even if they are a safe driver, teens aren’t likely to know how to react quickly to dangerous driving situations. This comes with experience. Until they gain experience, you can further protect them with a vehicle with a high safety rating. New cars for teens If…

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