Tag: safety

Traffic Signs May Cause Accidents According to Some Experts

According to a recent study reported on by the Christian Science Monitor, traffic signs may cause accidents. At least, that is the case according to some researchers. The reason is simple: we pay more attention to traffic signs than we do what is actually going on around us. Think about it. A red light or a stop sign cannot literally stop a vehicle. Only the person driving the vehicle can stop a vehicle. But yet think about how many times you’ve driven through an intersection when the light turned green without even looking. Drachten, a city in the Netherlands, went so far as to remove all street signs and even…




Tips for Driving in the Rain

March is here, which means that spring is steadfastly approaching. And with spring, comes rain. Lots of it. To make sure you are always safe on the road, check out these tips for driving in the rain. Slow down – It always takes longer to stop or adjust on a wet road. Speeding can not only make it harder for you to brake in time or cause you to slide, but it can also result in hydroplaning. This can happen at as little as 30 miles per hour, so make sure you watch your speed to avoid an accident. Increase following distance – Since it can take longer to stop…




Summer Safety Tips to Remember When Driving This Season

Most drivers tend to think that winter is the most dangerous time of the year for driving, but the summer months come with their own associated issues. Whether it’s extreme heat or a torrential downpour of rain, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared. Take caution, and remember these summer safety tips: In the case of a summer storm, remember that the road is most slippery shortly after the rain begins. Slow down to decrease your risk of hydroplaning, increasing the distance between you and the car in front of you. Keep some fresh, clean emergency water in your vehicle, in case you dehydrate or find yourself stranded on the…




Lincoln Navigator’s Five-Star Safety Rating Is Top in Class

Sometimes bigger is better—especially when it comes to safety. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded the 2015 Lincoln Navigator its highest score of five-stars in overall safety. “The 2015 Navigator combines the highest possible safety rating from the federal government with a fresh interpretation of the classic, full-size luxury sport utility vehicle,” said Steve Kenner, global director of the Ford Automotive Safety Office. “From its more refined appearance and luxurious interior appointments to its advanced safety systems and driver-assist features, the 2015 Navigator is what our customers asked for.” The Lincoln Navigator’s five-star safety rating was helped in part…




2014 Lincoln MKZ Named Best Value Vehicle By USAA

The 2014 Lincoln MKZ has been named a Best Value vehicle by the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a group that offers financial services to the U.S. military community and their families. The 2014 MKZ was named the top vehicle in the Midsize Luxury category in USAA’s fourth-annual Best Value vehicles list, which uses quantitative data to evaluate vehicle safety, reliability, affordability, and other key factors. With its standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine rated at 33 mpg highway and a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2014 Lincoln MKZ is one of the most affordable and efficient luxury sedans on the market. “Every 2014 Best…