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Mark Bello

Tragedy Underscores the Importance of Taking Auto Recalls Seriously

Last month, a 23-year-old Indiana man died after trying to rescue his 3-year-old daughter from a retention pond at an apartment complex. According to police, the man parked his Pontiac G6, but left it running while he got out to […]

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Focuses On Need For Safe Driving Habits

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time to focus on the choices one makes behind the wheel and to increase awareness of what happens when drivers don’t give their full attention to the road. Distracted driving continues to gain […]

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What Caused the FIU Pedestrian Bridge To Collapse?

Last August, an 18-year-old Florida International University (FIU) student died after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy roadway near the school. To avoid another tragedy, the University commissioned a $14.2 million bridge to connect the campus to […]

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Don’t Count on Luck When Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day has become a day of celebrations; a time to wear green, don shamrocks, gather along green-painted streets for a parade, and attend parties. It is also a time synonymous with consuming copious amounts of […]

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It is Shameful that Anyone Would Politicize the Tragic Death of Colt Linebacker

An Indianapolis Colt linebacker and his Uber driver were killed on Sunday when they were struck by an alleged drunk driver. According to police, the linebacker had become ill so the Uber driver pulled onto the shoulder of the road. […]

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Studies Show Vehicle Headlights Have a Glaring Problem

Most of us buy a car without ever considering the quality of the vehicle’s headlights. Yet, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), we should. Nearly half of all fatal auto accidents occur after dark, […]

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General Motors Patents External Airbags for Pedestrians

Airbags are made to protect the passengers inside vehicles. However, some automakers believe airbags can work equally as well on the exterior of vehicles to protect pedestrians. General Motors received a patent last month for an outside-the-vehicle airbag to help […]

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Steer Safely Into the New Year with Driving Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are times when family and friends are gathering together, businesses are hosting holiday parties, and kids are coming home from college. All these factors contribute to a significant increase in traffic on our roadways. The festive nature of […]

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: Facts and Stats

On Sunday, most of the country turned the clocks back an hour. Although it meant an extra hour of sleep, the American Auto Association (AAA) says drivers need to be reminded of the potential effects of the time changes, such […]

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On the Road Back to School: Teen Driver Safety Tips

Every year thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of their excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention. Although National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 15 – 21, 2017, now that the school year is underway, […]