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Archive for the ‘Motorist Safety’ Category

May is Bike Safety Month

May is National Bike Safety Month, and Fix Auto advocates for careful commuting, whether your ride has two wheels or four.
As the number of bicyclists on our roads increase, Fix Auto encourages mutual respect while sharing the road.
Wear a helmet – It is the single most effective way for you to prevent head injury when [...]


No Electronic-based Cause for Unintended High-speed Acceleration in Toyotas

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Results from NHTSA-NASA Study of Unintended Acceleration in Toyota Vehicles
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation released results from an unprecedented ten-month study of potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched the study last spring [...]


66 Vehicles Earn “Top Safety Pick”

Sixty-six vehicles earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOP SAFETY PICK award for 2011, including 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and a minivan.
TOP SAFETY PICK recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover, and rear crashes based on good ratings in Institute tests. Winners also must [...]


Safety Tips for Holiday Driving

With the Holiday’s come events, celebrations and exciting times when family and friends get together. However, these get together’s can turn into tragedies when people are killed or injured in auto traffic accidents.
The Holiday’s are upon us and as drivers we need to be mindful of actions that will make
our holiday travel safer. We recommend [...]


Tire Safety Report

Check your tire tread depth today – don’t delay!
I encourage you to take a look at this tire safety video report from ABC. It provides a very convincing reason to maintain tires with sufficient tread depth to stay safe on the road.
If you’re not sure how to check the tread depth on your tires, we’re [...]


Driving with Your Dog

According to a AAA/Kurgo survey, one in five respondents admit to driving with dog in their lap. This new survey examines the habits of folks driving with canine companions and the possible distractions.

Millions of Americans know that dogs are great companions and bring their fabulous friend along on road trips and even day-to-day [...]


Easy Way to Report Vehicle Defects

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) regularly encourages consumers and auto repair professionals to report potential vehicle safety defects. At their site is a vehicle defects reporting form – the Vehicle Owner Questionnaire (VOQ) – that you can use to notify ODI of potential safety concerns. You can [...]


Staged Accident – Swoop & Squat

We are running a short series of staged accident scenarios posted by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Watch the second one here and reduce your chances of being a victim of an accident and insurance fraud scheme.

Happy Motoring,


Staged Accident – Scenario 1

Staged accidents can come in many forms.
We always encourage being an informed driver and promote motorist safety.
Avoid being a victim of a staged accident. Take a look at how a staged accident might be played out by the instigators.
Safe Motoring,


National Car Care Month Winding Down

To wind down National Car Care Month, we are providing a link to the electronic version of the Car Care Council’s “Car Care Guide” for motorists.
We encourage you to leaf through it and take advantage of the interactive table of contents to quickly get to a section of interest.
Remember, we provide many auto body safety [...]