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One in 12 drivers admitted driving drunk at least once over the course of a year, a government survey released Wednesday found.

One in five, or 20% of the 6,999 people surveyed, said they had driven in the past year within two hours of drinking an alcoholic beverage. Yet an overwhelming majority — four out of five people — consider drinking and driving a major threat to their safety, according to the 2008 survey by the National Highway Read the rest of this entry »

Summer brings short skirts, bikini tops and low-cut blouses, all which apparently lead men to get into car accidents more frequently than in the winter, according to a new study.

That’s right, 29 percent of men admit to being distracted by women’s summer attire. Compare that to just 3 percent of women who had the same problem thanks to a man’s choice of summer clothing, according to Sheilas’ Wheels, a British car insurance company geared toward Read the rest of this entry »

Maybe the derogatory “Get off of the road, Granny!” should be altered slightly.

“Would you please take the keys, Grandma?” might be appropriate.

The prevailing wisdom for years has been that older drivers are too slow and prone to accidents. Sometimes those accidents make national headlines, such as the July 2003 incident in Santa Monica, Calif., where 10 people died and more than 70 were injured when an 83-year-old man lost control Read the rest of this entry »

Drivers feel safer on rural highways and are more likely to drink or engage in distracted driving on these roads, even though rural roads are the most dangerous in the USA, a new survey finds.

Though 23% of Americans live in rural areas, 57% of highway deaths occur on roads considered rural, according to the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety at the University of Minnesota. The center found that 84% of respondents feel “safe” on rural interstates Read the rest of this entry »

DALLAS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ — Just as some health insurance companies may assign higher premiums to groups of patients who have pre-existing conditions, auto insurance companies may also ask for higher rates from younger drivers, a demographic with one unavoidable but incredibly important pre-existing condition: inexperience. OnlineAutoInsurance.com recommends that young drivers and families thoroughly investigate options when trying to obtain Read the rest of this entry »

DALLAS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ — Just as some health insurance companies may assign higher premiums to groups of patients who have pre-existing conditions, auto insurance companies may also ask for higher rates from younger drivers, a demographic with one unavoidable but incredibly important pre-existing condition: inexperience. OnlineAutoInsurance.com recommends that young drivers and families thoroughly investigate options when trying to obtain Read the rest of this entry »

DALLAS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ — Just as some health insurance companies may assign higher premiums to groups of patients who have pre-existing conditions, auto insurance companies may also ask for higher rates from younger drivers, a demographic with one unavoidable but incredibly important pre-existing condition: inexperience. OnlineAutoInsurance.com recommends that young drivers and families thoroughly investigate options when trying to obtain Read the rest of this entry »