Vehicle Safety: Car Insurance & Beyond
Taking out a reliable car insurance policy is an excellent first step toward ensuring the safety of yourself and your loved ones. For maximum safety, though, it's advisable to take a few extra steps. If you have any teenage drivers, it's well worth going over safe driving tips together. Having teens take a defensive driving test, for example, can both lower insurance payments and improve overall road safety. Likewise, it's worth learning how to take steps to keep younger children safe, such as proper car seat use. If you live in a place with rough winters, be sure you know how to deal with inclement weather conditions. If you're regularly on the road for work, think of driving as one more frontier for workplace safety. Finally, keeping an eye on your car's environmental impact can help protect both your family and your community against the long-term, broader dangers associated with air pollution.
Problems with Teen Driving
Portage Public Library offers a list of useful online resources on driving safety for teens.
Teens can refer to these links for safe driving tips, from mobile phone use to DUIs.
A Washington-based driving school hosts this list of helpful driving safety links.
From the Memorial Library of Nazareth, these links include information on driving tests, car insurance and more.
Teens and beginner drivers can find useful driving links here, including practice tests and instructional videos.
A collection of driving websites is especially aimed at teenagers and covers safety as well as driving skills.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer tips for teens to avoid motor vehicle crashes.
An article from the National Safety Council advises teens and parents on dealing with driving risks.
Read these tips from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to keep your teen driver safe on the road.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services operates a database of safe driving information, especially for teens.
Car Seat Safety
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services operates list extensive directory of parenting links.
A parents' resource covers many aspects of keeping your children safe at home and on the road.
This New Jersey-based garage offers a child safety seat recycling program.
Parents Central, sponsored by the NHTSA, helps parents select and use car seats safely.
The American Academy of Pediatrics weighs in on correctly using car seats for your children.
Mayo Clinic advises parents on the most frequent errors in using children's car seats.
This guide from KidsHealth from Nemours explains how to select the right car seat for your child.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia teaches parents how to keep small children safe on the road.
LaborNet's page of links includes numerous national organizations and unions for a range of industries.
This list of links includes organizations related to workers' rights, occupational health and safety, and more.
A series of news articles covers the biggest risk factors in the workplace.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration advises on safe practices in the auto parts industry.
From the Environmental Protection Agency, this guide advises on safe practices to avoid worker exposure to toxins or other dangerous conditions.
The U.S. Department of Labor offers this directory of specialized organizations to address workplace safety in various sectors.
From Cornell University Law School, this overview of workplace safety outlines the organizations responsible for creating and enforcing national safety guidelines.
The U.S. Small Business Administration advises small business owners on maintaining a safe workplace.
The Texas Department of Insurance offers this workplace safety flyer.
An in-depth article helps you get ready for the risks that accompany severe winter weather.
Here you can find winter driving tips for drivers in the Great White North.
The Utah Administrative Code regulates the type of tires you need on your vehicle.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has put together a helpful page full of winter driving tips.
An article in the Southern News explains snow tires and more.
This Hartford Courant article emphasizes the advantages of winter tires.
This page from the Seattle Department of Transportation has some good advice for safe wintertime driving.
The Colorado Department of Transportation provides wide-ranging guidelines for safe winter driving.
From online articles to books, these resources cover everything from strategy-making to semiotics lessons.
An overview of one professor's research background includes a bibliography with links to useful online articles.
This beverage delivery service maintains a page of tips for individuals and businesses to seek out greener alternatives to beverage packaging.
A list of helpful websites form Atlanta University Center covers varied environmental science themes.
A Syracuse-based realtor maintains this listing of environmentally-themed links, of nationwide interest to homeowners and individuals.
The Sustainability Leadership Institute (SLI) is a non-profit research, educational, and support organization that offers this list of green links.
The Union of Concerned Scientists advises on selecting and driving clean vehicles.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advises on greener driving practices.
The California EPA maintains a website devoted to air pollution themes.
The Natural Resources Defense Council offers information on air pollution and its causes.
MedlinePlus explains what causes air pollution and describes the effects it can have on your health.
Bad Weather Car/Driving
A list of weather-related links includes local and national highway information, weather bureaus and more.
This varied directory of hurricane-related links includes personal Web pages as well as official weather reporting websites.
Refer to these links for information on severe weather watches as well as more general weather-related tips, such as sunset times or safe driving tips.
A lengthy collection of weather-related links includes major meteorology websites and articles on storm preparation and hurricane safety.
A Belgium-based weather website includes links of worldwide interest, from kid-oriented webpages to driving tips.
Chris Deane Driving School advises new drivers on responding to inclement weather.
A California-based weather station features a list of links, from weather education to the weather station's technical information.
Consumer Reports Magazine advises drivers on safely preparing for winter driving conditions.