Tag Archives: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Summer is deadly for teen drivers; AAA offers safety tips

The 101 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most deadly for teenaged drovers between the ages of 15 and 20, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The high number of deaths during the summer months … Continue reading

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Never too early or late to learn good driving skills

Today’s Street Smarts column is dedicated to improving traffic safety awareness among older and teen drivers. It’s dangerous to be an senior or young driver, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2008, 13 percent of this country’s … Continue reading

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Tires may soon tell you how good they are for your car

     The next time you buy new tires for your vehicle, they may carry information that’ll tell you how they’ll impact your car’s fuel efficiency. Tires that are properly inflated improve fuel economy.      Last week, the Department of Transportation … Continue reading

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