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Driving and Safety

How old is too old to Drive

Too old has always been a relative phrase. Some people are old at 65 while others still seem youthful at 85 or 90. Driving ability is based more on physical and mental conditions than on age. While many times age can be a factor in accidents, driving skills are the …

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Roads to Avoid during Winter Storms

Taking your car out into the hazards of winter storms presents all kinds of potential safety problems. Often, the best advice on how to cope safely in extremely icy and snowy weather is to stay home. However, if you believe you must get to work, school, restaurant, theater or that …

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Low Vision Driver

People with glaucoma suffer vision loss at such a low rate, it’s possible to continue driving a vehicle long after a doctor has declared that person legally blind. Such was my case. Since 2000, my low peripheral fields put me in that category. I was unaware how bad my eyesight …

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How to Drive Safely in Winter

Autumn 2007 has splendidly arrived in Western New York State. Feels like July! Yet, that powerful question has undoubtedly permeated many minds. When will the snow fall? Great Lakes winters can be devastating and turn roadways into treacherous hazards. Like a Golden Retriever sliding across a freshly waxed hard wood …

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Safe Motorcycle Road Trips

Almost all of us are leading highly stressful schedules and some kind of recreational activity is a must, to de-stress ourselves a bit. A stroll at night or a skateboard ride or even a motorcycle road trip can act as a stress buster but we should take “safety” into consideration …

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How to Stay Awake Alert while Driving

We all know how important it is to stay focused on the road when you’re driving. Unfortunately, whether you’re on a long trip, following the same route every day, or a little drowsy after a sleepless night, letting your mind wander is dangerously easy. It’s always a scary moment when …

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Stop a Friend from Driving Drunk

It is important to keep in mind when getting behind the wheel of a car that you are about to operate a potentially lethal weapon.  You would never consider allowing someone to hold a gun, work around fire or climb a ladder while under the influence of alcohol, so the …

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Stopping for School Buses

Summary: What do you do when you approach a stopped school bus? How do you know if you are required by law to stop or not? This article answers your questions so you can help keep our children and yourself safe. School Buses: To Stop or Not to Stop – …

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