Driver Safety

Super Bowl: Top 5 Car Commercials

Posted on 02/6/2012 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Bulletin TodaySunday’s Super Bowl featured some intense competition—and not just between the Giants and the Patriots. As usual, advertisers went above and beyond, showcasing creative, elaborate (read: expensive), and celebrity-infused ads. It’s no surprise that the auto industry had a strong presence during the big game, and nearly every commercial break featured at least one car commercial. Here are five of the most memorable:

10 Safety Tips for Walkers (and Drivers)

Posted on 01/23/2012 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Your LifeYou may think you’re a safe driver, but are you a safe walker? Like many traffic fatalities, pedestrian accidents are fully preventable. And yet nearly 47,000 people were killed and 688,000 were injured in the U.S. while crossing or walking along a street between 2000 and 2009 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This means that a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle nearly every 7 minutes. In most communities, sometimes you’re a walker and sometimes you’re a driver. When you’re …

Buckle Your Seatbelt for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Posted on 11/29/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilyThis Monday marks the official start of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the week (Dec. 5 -9) aims to raise awareness of older driver-related issues and provides information, tools, and resources to help drivers everywhere stay safe and confident on the road. According to AOTA, “With increasing age come changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person’s continued ability to drive safely. But there are a variety of …

10 Tips to Drive Down the Cost of Driving

Posted on 11/21/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Money & SavingsWith gas prices sitting at all-time highs for this time of year, there’s really no getting around the price of getting around. And if you’re traveling long distances for the upcoming holidays, it’s important to pick up all the tips and tricks you can to help drive down the cost of driving. Here are my top ten favorite tips to keep your car running smoothly (for less!). Use the right gas: Are you sure that you’re using the best gasoline …

Break Your Bad Driving Habits

Posted on 10/18/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Home & FamilyThis is a guest blog post by Charles Jekofsky. Charles still has his first car—a 1964 Chevy Impala, as well as a 1938 Buick Century, a motorcycle, and a Class B camper. With eight years as a volunteer instructor for AARP Driver Safety and 51 courses behind him, he continues to marvel at new vehicle safety improvements.  We’re creatures of habit—in life and in driving. But what happens when those habits we’ve developed, over years of driving, are unsafe? When I …

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

Posted on 09/22/2011 by | Home & Family blogger | Comments

Home & FamilyFans 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.