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Follow these steps after any type of auto accident

An accident is more than just an accident; it often ends up being a financial transaction between you and the other driver. After a collision, you may have to deal with the person for everything from vehicle repairs to medical treatments for injuries you sustained during the crash. If you have not handled the accident appropriately, it may hurt your chances of proving that it was not your fault.

5 tips to reduce distracted driving

Distracted driving is more than just looking away from the road. Common reasons drivers are distracted include cell phones, eating, drowsiness and virtually anything else that takes your focus from the road at any time. Distracted driving can lead to serious injury or even death in extreme situations. While you may not be able to control the actions of others, every driver must take responsibility for being fully engaged on the road.

4 tips on preventing road rage

If you spend significant time driving for leisure or work purposes, you have likely witnessed or experienced road rage in some form. Road rage typically involves yelling, cursing, gestures and tailgating due to losing one's temper during driving. In extreme cases, it can result in confronting another driver, physical violence and motor vehicle accidents. Learning how to stay calm and de-escalate aggressive driving can help stop violence and accidents from occurring.

Are Americans ready for driverless cars?

Americans love driving. Getting your license is a rite of passage as a teen. Cars are often given as gifts for birthdays, graduations, and holidays. So, it isn't surprising that a new Kelley Blue Book study about the future of autonomous vehicle driving suggests Americans aren't so keen on the idea of driverless cars. Like the new enhanced automated breaking options offered today, drivers are ok with a small level of interference if they help prevent accidents. However, drivers still want the ability to maintain control of the car. At least among older generations. 

Vehicle accident deaths increased in 2015

With gas prices lower than in recent years, Americans are driving more. So, it's no surprise that we've seen vehicle accident deaths increase in 2015 from 2014. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 35,000 people died in traffic accidents last year for an increase of 7.7 percent.