Could “Holding It” Be as Bad as Drinking and Driving?

Have you ever taken a road trip? Or sat in traffic for a long period of time? If so, then you may be familiar with the uncomfortable urge to “void your bladder” while on the road. And if you’re like many people, you may wait until the last possible minute to turn off of the highway or pull over at a rest stop. But according to Peter Snyder, Ph.D., vice president of research for Lifespan, “holding it” for too long …

Oh, What A Feeling! Toyota Gives $12.6M to AARP Foundation for Driver Safety

Fans of AARP’s Driver Safety Program should like this: Toyota announced today that it will give the AARP Foundation $12.6 million over three years to enhance and promote the popular volunteer-run program. “We have [safe driving] programs for people of all ages,” said Toyota group vice president of philanthropy Pat Pineda. “But we were missing the senior component. [AARP’s Driver Safety Program] is exactly what we needed to complete our profile.” And how.

The Driver Safety Program is Cruising to Los Angeles

The AARP Driver Safety Program is cruising to Los Angeles this week, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to meet and mingle with AARP members on the West Coast. Here’s what you can look forward to from us: We’re giving away 10,000 DSP-customized collector pins. We’re offering a daily free Motorized Toy Car Giveaway. We’ll be distributing brochures and giveaways throughout the event. We’re offering 50% off coupons to take the DSP Online Course. We’ll test your knowledge of the rules of the road in …

The Value of Driver’s (re)Education

Think you’re smarter than the average driver? Try this sample test question, which according to a national poll conducted by GMAC Insurance in 2010, nearly 73% of drivers answered incorrectly: When driving, a safe following distance can be determined using which of the following formulas: (A) One vehicle length for each 10 miles per hour of speed. (B) A ten-second following distance. (C) A three-second following distance.

Back to School Safety

Since the start of school is around the corner, let’s do a pop quiz: What do you do when you see a school bus flashing yellow lights?  For millions of students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. But the greatest risk for these students isn’t actually riding the bus-it’s approaching or leaving the bus. More school-age pedestrians have been killed between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m. than any other time …