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Don't buy into the hype: Tiny cars are dangerous

Perhaps if you were driving in Europe, where most of the cars are smaller than the vehicles in the United States, a tiny car would be just as safe as a larger car. However, in this country, small cars are being pitted against huge sport utility vehicles and large sedans that are heavier and exponentially bigger than compact cars. These big cars can crush a small vehicle causing catastrophic injuries and death to the occupants.

3 Mini Road Trips - and How to Stay Safe During Them

Road trips are as American as apple pie. Many people have made history on road trips, like Jack Kerouac in his famous book, On the Road. If you've always wanted to share this quintessentially American experience, but you don't have much time to spare, consider taking one of these 3 mini road trips to experience the freedom of the open road.

Explaining an ignition interlock device in Kentucky

Kentucky has strict laws governing driving under the influence (DUI), protecting victims of these incidents and sometimes tragic accidents. For those who have been charged with DUI, there is a device known as the ignition interlock that tests the alcohol level of the driver prior to driving a vehicle. This is a deterrent for repeat offenses and a method to protect innocent victims.

1 Simple Rule to Safe Summer Driving

Most people have taken a driver's education class of some kind. Whether it's prior to getting a driver's license or after getting a ticket, driving classes offer a wealth of information on how to drive safely and defensively to avoid accidents. These can include things like how much distance you should leave between you and the vehicle in front of you to tips for appropriately navigating through roundabouts to how to drive in adverse weather conditions.

Debunking common motorcycle myths

Riding a motorcycle on the roads of Kentucky can be breathtaking and scary all at once. Even if you are the safest of riders, you don't know how others around you will react when seeing a motorcycle. Before you head out on another adventure, take a look at some common motorcycle myths that have been debunked.

Is Social Media Affecting Your Driving?

Distracted driving has become a well-known issue in recent years. The ubiquity of smartphones has made it so that drivers all over have their eyes glued to screens rather than on the road. You might think that distracted driving, while not a good idea, is nowhere near as bad as drunk driving. In fact, distracted driving may be worse. Studies show that using your phone while driving slows your reaction time by over three times as much as being drunk. The key to much of this distraction seems to be social media.

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