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Good news for overall road safety with new 2017 trucker regulations

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Good news is, well, good news. The good news for 2017 is that with new trucking regulations, the safety and security of federal highway users will improve. The new regulations promise a combination of administrative and road safety progress. New…
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Older drivers present emotional and legal decisions for family


It’s well known that people are living longer than they used to, and that the baby boomers are one of the most active senior generations that has ever existed. I’m one of them. How do I feel about driving? I…
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Arkansas legislators tackle texting and driving with two bills

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I’ve written many articles about the dangers of texting and driving. Even though it is illegal in Arkansas, people still succumb to this terrible driving behavior causing injury and death. Now the Arkansas legislature is ramping up the ante with…
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If your teen gets a DUI, this is how your car insurance may be affected


Nerves of steel are required when it comes to your teen driving, but even if you are fortunate to have them, there is no way you can’t be worried when your teen is out driving. Imagine if you had to…
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Who pays when you lend your vehicle to someone who then gets into a car wreck?


The old adage that says “no good deed goes unpunished” is certainly appropriate when you lend your vehicle to someone who then gets into a car wreck. Whose insurance pays for what? Well, it depends. Who pays when someone else…
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What factors can increase your car insurance premiums


If you drive a car in Arkansas, you are required to carry minimum automobile insurance coverage. Although different insurance premiums differ, even for basic coverage, there are a few factors that you should be aware of concerning possible reasons for…
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Would you buy a driverless car? Part 1: The pros

Self-driving Toyota Prius navigating a test course

Industry predictions say that there will be 10 million self-driving vehicles on the road by 2020. Even now, companies like Google, Mercedes, BMW and Tesla have already or will soon release self-driving features giving the vehicle some autonomous functions. To…
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Would you buy a driverless car? Part 2: The cons


In my previous article, “Would you buy a driverless car? Part 1: The Pros,” I discussed the touted benefits of self-driving cars. However, not everyone is excited about these vehicles. There is a con side, which I am presenting here….
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Disturbing report cites spike in deadly teen crashes


Federal regulators recently released a report revealing a 10 percent spike 2015 in teen driving fatalities. This is the first time in almost 10 years that deadly car crashes, with teen drivers at the wheel, has increased. Unfortunately, teens are…
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How to choose a safe vehicle for yourself and your family


You’ve decided it’s time, or maybe way past time, to purchase a new vehicle. The question is, with so many new models and so many new features being added all the time, how do you choose a safe vehicle for…
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