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Reviewing Seatbelt Safety

Seatbelt Safety“We were out on a date, in my daddy’s car/ We hadn’t driven very far/ There in the road,  straight ahead/ A car was stalled, the engine was dead/ I couldn’t stop, so I swerved to the right/ I’ll never forget the sound that night/ The screamin’ tires, the bustin’ glass/ The painful scream that I heard last”.

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Special Rental Car Equipment and You

Car Rental Safety EquipmentWhen picking up your rental car, it’s not a bad idea to consider “upgrading” your rental by opting to accept some of the special, optional equipment that agencies now offer. Whether you’re on the road with your vulnerable little ones or you just can’t find your way out of a room with only one door, including special equipment can make your life just a little bit easier when you’re not in your own car.

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Avoid These Unpleasant Surprises at the Rental Car Counter

Car Rental SurprisesTraveling almost always involves both good and bad surprises, and the ones that come up when you’re at the counter to pick up your rental car almost always fall into the second category. The clearer pricing information found on the Internet has somewhat helped to ease the sting of surprise rental car expenses, as you’re more likely to learn about "hidden" fees well in advance.

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Maximize Your Safety: Car Rental Emergency Roadside Kits

Emergency Car KitOne of the most important things you should pay attention to – especially when you’re on the road – is safety. Most people know and/or practice common safety habits when they get behind the wheel, such as wearing a seatbelt, keeping both hands on the wheel as often as possible, not fiddling with the radio or sending a text. It’s common sense to do all of that, right?

 

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Sharing the Road with Cyclists

 

CyclistsAlthough we are more obsessed with safety on the road now more than at any other time in our history, with our cars being built with blind spot sensors and backup cameras, and with laws designed to eliminate the use of cell phones or fiddling with radios when driving, one important factor is consistently overlooked when we take to the road—pedestrians and, especially, cyclists.

 

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How to Kick Carsickness to the Curb

Car SicknessCarsickness can turn an extended road trip into an excruciating experience. One moment you’re enjoying the scenery. And then the next, you’re retching into a roadside ditch. Luckily, carsickness doesn’t have to consume your upcoming car rental vacation. The following are some tried and true methods to help you prevent carsickness, or at the very least, lessen the severity of your suffering.

 

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Car Rental Safety 101: 20 Tips to Remember

Car rental safetyReady to hit the road in your car rental? Not so fast! Whether you’re headed across town or across the country, safety should always be your #1 concern. Driving an unfamiliar vehicle can open you up to a whole slew of unexpected hazards; however, many of them can be avoided if you follow some basic driving safety tips. 

 

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The First Ten Minutes in Your Rental Car

First 10 min of car rentalIt's been said that most auto accidents take place within one mile of either your departure or destination site. What’s more, dozens of auto accidents take place within just a few hundred feet of the rental company's rental car lot. We’ve all done it—hopped in the vehicle, started it up, and headed out into a strange new place without so much as a second thought about safety. The worst part?

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