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Have you ever been in a vehicle accident? If you answered yes, what was the experience like? For many drivers, some fender-benders over the decades will be the norm. For others, accidents will turn out to be more severe. No matter the types of accidents you’ve been in over time, the main thing is coming out as injury-free as possible. So, are you searching for ways to lower your odds of a vehicle accident? Be the Smartest Driver Possible In doing all you can to lower your chances of an accident, keep these things in mind: 1. Your vehicle –…

In your search for a brand new car, do you expect you will come away with the right vehicle the first time around? Shopping for any big-ticket item can be a little scary and even confusing for many consumers. With that in mind, doing your research on the different vehicles out there is more than worth your time. That said will you be the smartest car shopper around? Use the Internet as Part of Your Research In researching the different vehicles out there, you should use the Internet. By going to dealer websites, look at not only what they offer,…

Have you ever received a traffic ticket? What if you’ve gotten more than one? What lesson or lessons do you think you should take from such an experience or experiences? For individuals who’ve received traffic tickets, many process them in a different way. Some people will look at the ticket as not that big of a deal. They will pay it off, and then go about their business as if nothing happened. For others, such an experience can be a wakeup call to focus more each time they get behind the wheel. With that in mind, will you learn from…

Interestingly, on days that elections take place, driving accidents go up as well. While some people think this is due to drink driving, with people either celebrating their victory or drowning their sorrows, the police have now confirmed that it is actually down to them being in a hurry to get to the polling stations. The Monday before the elections, which take place on Tuesdays, police ready themselves along each popular route, making sure that people are safe. Yet despite those preparations, there continues to be an 18% increase in the chance of death when driving. For Christopher Halajian, this…

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, be that a brand new or a used one, you know that you can find what you are looking for with a car dealership. In fact, you can find just about any car with these dealerships. Yet, according to American Federal Auto, you should take the time to consider what you want and what you are looking for first. Some dealerships, for instance, will only sell a specific make and model, whereas others sell a specific type of vehicle, and other still sell just about anything. Planning for Your Car…

One of the biggest challenges for many major cities around the world is reducing the amount of traffic which exists. There are more cars on the road than ever before and many of the world’s major cities are becoming overpopulated, all of this results in heavier traffic, slower journeys and higher pollution. Local governments are taking action to resolve this, with some varying results. I spoke to the Managing Director of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) Boris Blanche, about what cities are doing to counter their traffic issues. Mr Blanche is very much an expert in this field and…

Is it better to lease or buy a new car? Some people will probably say that purchasing a car is the ideal option, and from a ownership point of view, that might be true, provided you are ready to commit to higher monthly payments, pay off your financier, and keep the vehicle for the next few years. However, leasing is the wiser investment and a relatively inexpensive option compared to the monthly loan payments, as, in addition to the lower monthly costs for leasing, you don’t have to worry about getting stuck with the vehicle. Here are some of the…

Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween when local kids cause havoc, has a colourful contemporary history – while mischief has been part of Halloween for time immemorial, the practice of causing mayhem the night before Halloween is a little more modern. There are a number of local traditions: the most famous Devil’s Night happens in Detroit, where 800 fires were started in 1984, prompting a wide community response to patrol the streets. There are also much more benign traditions, such as Quebec’s “Mat Night,” when local children steal their neighbours’ door mats, and Cabbage Night in the Northeastern US, where…

You may consider your car one of your most prized possessions. Even if you aren’t extremely devoted to your automobile, you’re probably glad it’s at your disposal. Regardless of your situation, you might not have thought a lot about the connections between your car and real or perceived financial situation. People Might Assume You Are Doing Well Based On What You Drive If someone pulled up next to you at a stoplight driving the newest model of the iconic Ford Mustang, what conclusion would you likely reach about that individual’s financial situation? Although the person might have been given the…

Crunch! Car accidents can happen so fast! Someone on a cell phone decides to make a sudden lane change without checking their blind spot and sideswipes you. Some guy late for work blows through a red light and t-bones you. A selfish drunk decides to drive home instead of calling a cab, drifts over the center line, and crashes into you at 45 miles per hour (thank God for airbags and seat belts!). While you might want to phone a good Salt Lake car accident lawyer as soon as possible, there are a number of actions you should take care…