Get those cars and trucks inspected before your sticker expires! Remember, its a moving violation in Massachusetts for driving a vehicle with an expired sticker! Go to MassInspectionStations.com to find an inspection station near your home or work.
A Simple Vehicle Check Avoids Road-Trip Fireworks.
A simple vehicle inspection before a family vacation can help avoid the short fuses, inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down many miles away from home, says the Car Care Council.
“It’s easy to keep the sparks from flying from car trouble on a road trip,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick vehicle check can give motorists peace of mind and save them from the hassle of a roadside breakdown. In just 10 minutes, drivers can make sure their car is ready for travel and then take steps to have any problems fixed before heading out for vacation.”
Right in their own driveway, motorists can identify how road-ready their vehicle is with the 10-minute inspection recommended by the Car Care Council. If repairs or maintenance are needed, they can be performed before hitting the road.
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Bad driving isn’t just unsafe. It’s expensive. Your driving habits have a direct impact on your car’s fuel consumption. Planning your travel, following speed limits, maintaining safe following distances and paying attention to traffic, weather and road conditions will keep you safer, allow your vehicle to operate more efficiently, and ultimately, save you money.
The Massachusetts annual car inspection costs $35.00 each year. Find an inspection station near your home or work.
Involved in teen driver safety for 75 years, AAA has a full range of tools to help parents and teens throughout the whole learning-to-drive process. Keys2Drive provides parents an easy way to work with their teens through each step, from choosing a driver education program to deciding when solo driving is permitted.
Older Drivers Worry About No Longer Driving; AAA Debuts New National Driving Website
(posted by Public Affairs on April 13 @ 09:18 ) www.SeniorDriving.AAA.com Nearly half of senior drivers worry about losing their freedom and mobility when it’s time to give up... Read More
I was stopped for speeding during one of our many winter storms. I was driving only 66 mph and still got a warning. I thought there was always a little room before you were ticketed.
All speed limits are based on ideal driving conditions. If conditions are hazardous, you must drive slower. The police officer may have determined that, due to road conditions, your speed was neither reasonable nor proper.
I was driving with a friend and he stopped at a yellow traffic light, then proceeded through the intersection. I felt that he should have remained stationary until the light again turned green. What was the right thing to do?
A yellow traffic light indicates that the signal is turning from green to red. If you
are already stopped at an intersection or a stop line, you may not proceed until that light turns green. Your friend was wrong.
How soon should I signal a turn? I once read online that I should signal 100 feet before the turn. Is that still correct?
The general rule is that you should signal at least 100 feet before the turn. Certainly, this can vary depending on the roadway. On the highway, it could be 500 feet or more. As a general rule, use the turn signal before using the car’s brakes. This will give other drivers a better indication of your intentions.
Do you have a question on the rules of the road? In this monthly column, AAA’s traffic safety experts will give you the answers. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.