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Nearly Half Of All U.S. Drivers Are Over 50: Is That Good News Or Bad?
Nearly Half Of All U.S. Drivers Are Over 50: Is That Good News Or Bad?

If you like statistics and factoids, you're going to love the ones that the U.S. Department of Transportation has uncovered regarding American drivers. They're being used as part of something called Beyond Traffic (PDF) -- a strategic plan that makes projections about transportation in the year...Read More»

Liberty Mutual Insurance senior driving infographic
55% Of Boomers Worry About Parents' Driving, Only 23% Are Talking About It

As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, many are faced with a difficult conundrum: balancing the challenges of their own golden years with the demands of elderly family members. If they're fortunate enough to have living parents, chances are, Boomers are concerned about their parents' ability to get...Read More»

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Ten Safety Technologies Most Helpful For Mature Drivers, Study

The Golden Years may be the best time of our lives or not, but when it comes to getting behind the wheel and continuing to drive, some mature drivers may need a little help to do so safely. No, we’re not talking about adaptive equipment here, but increasingly popular safety technologies that...Read More»

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Survey: Cars Are The 'Third Wheel' In Relationships

So, you've recently begun dating someone, and things are going well. You like the same movies, the same books, the same music, and, most importantly, you make each other laugh. You think to yourself, "This could be the one." Then something terrible happens: your new love asks to drive your car. No...Read More»

Workplace fatality data infographic from eTraining
Driving Is Dangerous -- Especially If It's Part Of Your Job

When we think about dangerous jobs, we often think of firefighting, law enforcement, construction -- jobs that can be physically demanding. But in fact, new data suggests that driving is one of the deadliest occupations, claiming more lives each year than most of the others combined. That data...Read More»

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Older Drivers Worry About Not Being Able To Drive: AAA

If it’s one thing we Americans cherish, it’s our ability to get in our cars and drive. But for nearly half of seniors, according to a new AAA survey, losing their freedom and independence is a big concern, especially when it comes time to relinquish their car keys. Troubling statistics...Read More»

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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: December 5-9

The facts are clear and they’re quite startling. Dubbed the “silver tsunami” by the American Automobile Association (AAA), the first wave of Baby Boomers is turning 65 this year and, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the senior population segment will increase over 75 percent...Read More»

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When Should Older Drivers Hand Over The Keys?

When we talk about dangerous drivers, we often talk of teens. We cite their inexperience, their tendency to text behind the wheel, and so on. Older drivers can be a concern, too, but because of their senior status, it's difficult for many friends and family members to broach the topic. An article...Read More»

BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad
Ten Tips to Manage Distracted Driving

With all the headlines and various safety campaigns about distracted driving, it’s easy to glaze over and think that this behavior is something someone else does, not you. The truth, however, is that nearly every driver engages in distracted driving at some point. The National Highway Traffic...Read More»

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Supporters Of Saudi Women Drivers Ask Subaru To Leave Kingdom

Imagine you're a small company that makes quirky but highly functional cars, beloved by niche buyers and increasingly successful in the broader market. Twenty years ago, you'd have been Saab. These days, you're Subaru. Now imagine that your strong progressive image--and more than a decade of...Read More»

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Women Flocking To Scooters: Report

When push comes to shove and people are looking for any way to save money on gasoline and car-related costs, is it any wonder one huge driving population – women – are turning to scooters for transportation? According to a recent report from the Motorcycle Industry Council, sales of...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
A Few Saudi Women Drive Openly In Protest Of Religious Ban

Reports coming out of Saudi Arabia today indicate that a few dozen women braved the country's religious ban on women drivers and took the wheel. About 50 women reported, mostly on Twitter, that they had driven, with some posting videos on YouTube of their drives. Their actions are the culmination...Read More»

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Women Drivers Protest Saudi Driving Ban By Circling Embassy In DC

From noon to 4 pm today, a caravan of cars is circling around and around the Saudi embassy in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. And they're all driven by women. The unusual protest highlights the kingdom's absolute ban on women drivers. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Facebook Group Calls For Men To Attack Saudi Women Drivers

Activism isn't for the faint of heart. If it were, everyone would be doing it. Take, for instance, the handful of women in Saudi Arabia who are encouraging other women to drive--or at least to speak out against the religious ban against women driving. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Arabian Activist Arrested For Urging Women To Drive

Break the law, go to jail. So it is here, often, and so it is too in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Even if the "law" is one not found in any other country, not officially codified in law, enforced only by self-appointed religious police, and viewed with emotions ranging from perplexity to contempt...Read More»

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Top 10 Car-Honking Sins

Every driver on the road – and most of our passengers – has a story to tell about the loathsome use of car horns. Truth to tell, many of us are guilty of one or more horn-honking transgressions of our own. FamilyCarGuide thought it would be fun to take a somewhat irreverent look at some...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Women Use Facebook To Urge Defiance Of Driving Ban

In some countries, the phrase 'women drivers' may be a grumble or a catch phrase. In Saudi Arabia, it denotes something quite different: a fight by a few progressive women against the country's total ban on female drivers, one routinely enforced by religious police. A few courageous women in Saudi...Read More»

Fatalities per mile driven by age, from FiveThirtyEight.com, DoT data analyzed by IIHS
Teen Drivers Die In Crashes. Old Folks Too. Who's Feared Most?

Did you see the recent Hyundai ad that touts the safety of its new 2011 Sonata by playing on your fear of out-of-control teens behind the wheel? It cites the statistic that 3 million young adults will get new drivers' licenses each year--over a clip of a young woman being launched into the air on a...Read More»

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SFPD To Go Lightly On Drivers Without Licenses, Ruckus Ensues

Many police departments around the U.S. impound the cars of drivers caught behind the wheel without a license. But starting Sunday, San Francisco plans to abolish that policy, calling it unfair to illegal immigrants. Mayor Gavin Newsom, police chief George Gascón, and supervisor David Campos...Read More»

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