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Whether they’re graduating from high school or college, many new graduates will be on the roads this summer to celebrate their hard work. From parties to weekend getaways to road trips, young drivers will be on the road often this summer and need to keep some safety tips in mind. READ MORE >>

Of the more than 172,000 people killed in car crashes over the past five years, one in 10 were in crashes where at least one of the drivers involved was distracted. These statistics come from data analyzed by Erie Insurance housed in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, a nationwide census o... READ MORE >>

A key reason for rising auto insurance claims has to do with distracted driving. By definition, this is any driver who is not paying attention to the road. Many people assume this relates to cell phones. That is one component of it.  However, many other distractions can occur. READ MORE >>

Ruts are a common winter annoyance. When drivers get stuck on snowy roads, their wheels spin deep down into the snow pack, leaving the streets scattered with deep divots for the rest of us to navigate around. You’re likely to find ruts on less-traveled roads or side streets – especially near hills and curves, where drivers are more likely to get stuck. READ MORE >>

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. For more information on winter driving, the association offers the How to Go on Ice and Snow brochure, available through most AAA offices. READ MORE >>

While the leaves are changing across much of the country, it’s also that time of year when drivers are more likely to encounter deer – especially during their morning and evening commutes. As those bucks are rushing after their does, they rarely check to see if there is oncoming traffic. READ MORE >>

As fall approaches, drivers everywhere will have a new set of factors to consider as they get behind the wheel. Earlier sunsets mean less visible roads and, depending on where you live, a change in weather could result in more rain or snow. These are just a few conditions drivers can expect as the season changes. READ MORE >>

Talk to Teen Drivers About the Rules of the Road Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States — ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. In 2015 alone, there were 1,972 teen drivers (15 to 18 years old) in cars, trucks, and SU... READ MORE >>

Drivers everywhere know that the longer you drive the more comfortable you are behind the wheel. Unfortunately, this doesn't translate to risk-free driving. Accidents on the road can happen regardless of experience or whether you have a smart car or not, among other variables. READ MORE >>

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