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How Not to Get a Ticket: Ex-Cop Offers Tips

How Not to Get a Ticket: Ex-Cop Offers Tips

ABC News(NEW YORK) — No driver likes getting a ticket.  So when you are pulled over, what can you do to minimize the damage to your wallet?First, realize the risk of serious danger to the officer is quite real.“Cops get killed on car stops,…

Report: Safest City for Driving Is Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Report: Safest City for Driving Is Sioux Falls, South Dakota

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What’s the safest city to take your new car out for a spin? That would be Sioux Falls, S.D., which Allstate Insurance Co. proclaimed as ”America’s Safest Driving City” for the fifth year in a …

Report: Safest City for Driving Is Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Report: Safest City for Driving Is Sioux Falls, South Dakota

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What’s the safest city to take your new car out for a spin? That would be Sioux Falls, S.D., which Allstate Insurance Co. proclaimed as ”America’s Safest Driving City” for the fifth year in a …

Coalition Calls on Drivers to Stop Before Running Red Light

Coalition Calls on Drivers to Stop Before Running Red Light

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Although running a red light is commonplace on America’s roads, it’s extremely dangerous.There are estimates by the National Coalition for Safer Roads that this practice is responsible for over 9,000 deaths during th…

Minnesota Bridge Collapse Anniversary: How Safe Are Drivers Now?

Minnesota Bridge Collapse Anniversary: How Safe Are Drivers Now?

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s been five years since more than 100 cars were traveling over a bridge on I-35W during a Minneapolis rush hour when it suddenly collapsed, dropping cars from the interstate into the 15-foot-deep Mississippi…

Lower Gas Prices Driving More to Travel on Memorial Day

Lower Gas Prices Driving More to Travel on Memorial Day

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend and millions plan to hit the road for Memorial Day.The automobile group AAA expects that nearly 35 million Americans will travel 50 miles from home for the holiday weekend…

High Gas Prices Driving Buyers Toward More Fuel Efficient Cars

High Gas Prices Driving Buyers Toward More Fuel Efficient Cars

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(YONKERS, N.Y.) — High gas prices are dictating how car buyers go about purchasing their next vehicle.A new survey from Consumer Reports found that 37 percent of consumers would make fuel economy their top priority when shoppin…

Should Elderly Drivers Need a Doctor’s Note?

Should Elderly Drivers Need a Doctor’s Note?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Many older baby boomers will turn 65 this year — the largest generation of senior citizens ever to own driver’s licenses. The influx of senior drivers may make it the right time to start implementing physi…

Keyless Car Ignitions: Are They Too Dangerous?

Keyless Car Ignitions: Are They Too Dangerous?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Keyless ignitions are designed to simplify the driving experience — push a button rather than turn a key.  But recent fatalities, including this past week in Boca Pointe, Fla., where drivers left the car runnin…

Two-Thirds of UK Drivers Confused by Basic Road Signs

Two-Thirds of UK Drivers Confused by Basic Road Signs

Comstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Most Americans would agree that folks in England drive on the wrong side of the road. While that’s a matter of perspective, a new poll shows Yank drivers may be onto something about the driving abilities of their UK count…

California to Crack Down on Distracted Drivers, Even Those Eating

California to Crack Down on Distracted Drivers, Even Those Eating

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — With all the emphasis law enforcement agencies have been putting on distracted driving lately, more drivers are suddenly becoming aware that perhaps talking on the phone or texting may not be the smarte…

Police Remind Drivers To Be Aware Of Pedestrians, Or It Will Cost Them

Police Remind Drivers To Be Aware Of Pedestrians, Or It Will Cost Them

Many locals were happy to get out doors yesterday in the warm weather, but the Idaho Falls Police Department is warning both drivers and pedestrians to watch out for one another. The Idaho Falls Police Department is currently stationing officers at selected crosswalks throughout the next few weeks, looking for drivers not yielding to pedestrians.Police said that […]

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