Driving

The Ten Worst U.S. Cities For Traffic Congestion
The Ten Worst U.S. Cities For Traffic Congestion

The grass, it seems, is always greener on the other side of the highway median. Ask any U.S. driver about his commute, and you’ll likely get a lengthy tirade about the abysmal traffic conditions on his daily drive. Whether you live in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Spokane, New York or even Orlando...Read More»

Relative claim frequencies by rated driver age, calendar year 2010 (from HLDI)
Aging Boomers Won't Wreck America's Roads: Here's Why

We've all heard about Baby Boomers and how they're hurtling toward retirement. We've also read numerous studies that show older drivers are more accident prone when they get behind the wheel. So, should we fear the thought of this massive generation tumbling into senior-citizendom (joining their...Read More»

Woman driving
Shifting Demographics: In The U.S., More Women Drive Than Men

As we saw during last week's election, the demographics of the U.S. are changing. Older white men -- once the country's key voting block -- make up an increasingly small percentage of the electorate, while African Americans, Latinos, and women are gaining ground. A similar demographic shift is...Read More»

Drowsy driver - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
AAA Study Finds Young Drivers Nodding Off Behind The Wheel

Among the unsafe behaviors teen drivers display behind the wheel, nodding off while driving – which hasn’t received nearly enough attention – ranks right up there as potentially deadly. Now, a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that one in seven licensed...Read More»

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Stop Or Go: What Do You Do At Yellow Lights?

No matter how many years you’ve been driving, you’ve likely encountered situations where you need to make a decision about what to do at a yellow light. Depending on where and when you drive most regularly, you may experience this on a frequent basis. The question becomes: do you stop...Read More»

Older driver
Seniors, RX Drugs, Driving: Potential Safety Risk, AAA

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. More than 80 percent of drivers 65 and older regularly take medication—two-thirds take five or more daily. Yet only half have talked with a medical professional about the possible safety issues related to driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety...Read More»

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Mississippi, Oklahoma Make Life Miserable For Motorists

Back in May, we gave you our picks for the best (and worst) states for drivers. Now, another organization has compiled a similar list, and we're intrigued to see some overlap in the results. Here at TCC, we based our rankings of U.S. states on five criteria: Gas prices Miles driven per capita Speed...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) spy shots
Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we show you spy photos of the upcoming 2014 C7 Corvette, tell you how the new iPhone will work to combat distracted driving and spill the beans on a new front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid concept from BMW. The weekend is nearly here, so be sure to stock up on car news, as...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»

Deer and car
Evolution #FAIL: Why Animals Lose To Cars, Every Time

In many areas of the country, it's that time of year when drivers know to keep a keen eye out for roadside vermin. And by "vermin," we mean the hoofed kind. State Farm says there are more than 1 million automobile collisions with deer every year, which do hundreds of millions of dollars of damage...Read More»

Traffic
The Worst Traffic In America? It's Not Los Angeles

Los Angeles might seem to be the nation's capital for gridlock, but according to Inrix, a provider of traffic data and information, the City Of Angels doesn't have the worst traffic in the United States. Inrix says that the city of Honolulu wins that dubious honor, with drivers wasting 58 hours a...Read More»

The Best States For Driving--And The Worst
The Best States For Driving--And The Worst: Infographic

What makes a state a great place for driving? Is it lower gas prices, or fewer fellow travelers on the road? Or is it higher speed limits--whether it's on your way to a destination, or purely for the enjoyment of driving? And what makes other states among the worst places to drive? TheCarConnection...Read More»

Pedestrians: Small children walking across an intersection
Kids Who Grow Up Around Traffic: Less Functional Members Of Society?

Progress in technological advancements, easy and instant access to information and entertainment, and a host of other new and better items to make everyone’s life more convenient on-demand: It's all good, right? Who really longs for the good old days anymore—the days when kids played...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Golf R
Total Car Score’s Top Cars For College Grads

Celebrating graduation from college may also be an occasion to venture into the new car market. With about-to-be college grads, and perhaps some of their parents, looking for that just-right and affordable vehicle to fit the bill, Total Car Score’s list of the top cars for college grads might...Read More»

Praying hands. Image: Jan Smith
Salvation, Meet Convenience: Florida Church Offers Drive-Thru Prayer

There isn’t much you can’t do at a drive-thru window these days. Most of your basic needs, including food, liquor, pharmaceuticals and clean clothes can be met from the convenience of the driver’s seat. We’re even aware of a few drive-thru funeral parlors, where paying your...Read More»

Ford Driving Skills For Life
Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Trains Teens To Become Safer Drivers

With high school proms and graduation coming up, parents are likely to relax the rules and give their teens more latitude and driving privileges. Yet the fact is that a 16-year-old is ten times more likely to become involved in a crash as an adult driver, and crashes are the number one killer of...Read More»

Older driver
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»

Gas prices in California [photo: Charlene Birkeland]
How Americans Are Coping With Rising Gas Prices: Survey

With gas prices on a meteoric rise, it’s not surprising that Americans are forced to come up with ways to deal with this incremental pain in the wallet. Bringing the point home, a new survey from CouponCabin.com shows just how far we’re feeling the pinch. One-third of U.S. adults say...Read More»

Older driver
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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