Summer may be over, but kids can still die of heatstroke if left in cars alone. The first hot car death of 2020 involved a four-year-old boy who had snuck into the family's car unnoticed. It was only 78° F that day.
It's a serious problem. A safety recall is issued for your car, but you don't know about it. The automaker is required to send out a recall notice by first-class mail, but that only works if you're on their list as an owner.
As we head into fall, the chance of floods begins to increase. Nearly 100 people die every year in incidents related to flooding, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and more than half of those incidents involve driving into hazardous water.
Whenever you're driving, you should be sober, wearing a seat belt and attentive. Everyone in your car should be belted in or using the correct car seat or booster seat. You should always avoid distractions, keep your eyes on the road and get enough sleep.
We’ve all had the experience of dealing with an aggressive driver. They follow too close, dart in and out of their lane and jockey for position the entire time they’re driving. It can be maddening and a little bit frightening.