With this week being Teen Driver Safety Week, we have decided to once again bring up a subject that is near and dear to our hearts: texting while driving. As you may recall, AutoNation partnered with the Broward County Sheriff’s department on their stop texting and driving initiative.
So, why bring it up again? Everyone knows [...] [...more]
Not long ago, summer ushered in sunny, warm skies. Most of us welcome summer, letting our worries melt away. Unfortunately, warm skies have become h-o-t, breaking and tying thousands of records across the country.
Despite rising temperatures, drivers still leave their children and/or pets in vehicles unattended “just for a minute,” resulting in heatstroke and death. [...] [...more]
The Fourth of July is a time for road trips, long weekends, and time spent with family and friends—no matter the distance you must drive to join the festivities. But when long distances mix with alcohol-impaired and/or sleep deprived drivers, danger is unavoidable. Help reduce car accident fatalities this July 4 with these safe driving tips for holiday weekends. [...more]
If you’re like those of us in Florida who aren’t required to learn how to parallel park when getting our drivers licenses, street parking won’t be a problem for much longer. Many of today’s new cars can park themselves. While systems like Ford’s Active Park Assist and Lexus’s Advanced Parking Guidance System are making parking [...] [...more]
We want to hear from you. To help get the conversation started, each Monday we post a poll question to our blog, Facebook page and Twitter. This week we want to know how far you would go to prevent the potentials dangers of texting and driving. [...more]
While the dangers of texting-and-driving are real, only 30 states have laws banning it. In Florida, where there are no laws regarding cell phones or texting, at least three state representatives have filed legislation for the 2011 legislative session, with more expected. To this end, AutoNation has partnered with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in South [...] [...more]
We want to hear from you. To help get the conversation started, each Monday we post a poll question to our blog, Facebook fan page and Twitter. Be sure to cast your vote. If we left your answer out, add a comment below.
As hurricane season ramps up and tropical depression #3 sets it's sights at South Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, we thought it was wise to review some severe weather tips. [...more]
April 30 marks the first national "No Phone Zone Day," a national day of awareness and public service campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of distracted driving, which claims the lives of nearly 6,000 Americans annually. Will you join Oprah and pledge to make your car a "No Phone Zone"? [...more]
Is it just me or do you feel like this month is flying by? Along with the normal demands of work, family, friends and after work engagements, there’s the added pressure to shop for gifts for loved ones, to attend holiday parties and holiday events. Not to mention planning for holiday travel or the arrival of the holiday guests. With so much going on and so many demands on your time you might be feeling more than a little fatigued. [...more]