prescription drugs and alcohol

Drug Related Crashes Involving Prescription Drugs On The Rise

In a study released by Public Health Reports last week, drivers who test positive for drugs are more likely than in the past to use prescription drugs and multiple drugs at the same time. Compared to figures from earlier studies, the number of multiple drug users responsible for fatal crashes has increased from 1 in 8 to 1 in 5. Read more: More Drivers ‘Under the Influence’ Testing Positive for Multiple Drugs


Seniors Willing To Discuss Giving Up The Keys

In a newly released study with surprising results, Liberty Mutual Insurance found that 84% of seniors  are willing to discuss stopping or limiting their driving abilities. Only six percent of the respondents said they had ever had a conversation with anyone about their abilities to drive. As the large number of baby boomers age, the results of this study is good news for a growing group of adult children who are worried about having this conversation with their aging parents. Read more: Survey: Senior drivers not reluctant to discuss safety

Automotive technologies

Eight Lifesaving Automotive Technologies

If you’re in the market for a new, safer car, the folks at USAA Insurance company have come up with a list of eight automotive technologies that could save your life along with reducing your insurance rates. Read more: 8 Car Safety Features That Could Save Your Life

Parents guide for children and cars

Car Safety Features For Children

If you are in the market for a new car or just wondering if your own car is safe for children, this handy web brochure put out by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration explains all the different safety features available. There’s also a guide to children’s car seats, kid/car dangers, and a list of all the standard safety features by make and model of car. Click here to download the brochure: A parent’s guide to playing it safe with kids and cars

Sleeping it off

Sleeping It Off Isn’t Enough!

Our friends in Great Britain have launched a campaign to educate drivers that, after a night of drinking and “sleeping it off,” they may still be under the influence. Sleeping it off isn’t enough. I takes time for the body to process alcohol and many don’t realize that they may still be legally drunk when they leave for work the next morning. To learn more about their campaign and to see a Morning After Calculator, visit: Morning After- When Will You Be Safe To Drive?