Tips for Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

A young woman on a motocycle pulled over on to the side of the road wearing leather protective gear and a helmet.Spring is upon us, and you’ve likely already seen a few motorcycle enthusiasts taking to the road. People presume to know how to conduct themselves when driving around motorcycles, but the bumper stickers and billboards aren’t enough to prevent motorcycle and automobile collisions from occurring each day. As motorcycles are a high-risk category of vehicles, it takes awareness from all parties to keep everyone safe. To help promote safe driving, here are our tips for sharing the road with motorcycles. [Read more…]

Avoiding Car Accidents Through Situational Awareness

A man in a car adjusting his rear view mirror to enhance his situational awareness while drivingSituational awareness is a term that is thrown around a lot, but many people often don’t understand the true complexity of this safe-driving habit. The power of observation while driving takes practice. As your sensory perception builds over time, you’ll be able to pick up on anomalies in the environment that could lead to danger. Since this habit relies on a combination of personal experiences and your alertness, it may be difficult to imagine honing this skill. In this blog, we will provide some tips on learning to avoid car accidents through situational awareness. [Read more…]

Driving Safety: Defensive Driving Basics

Cars in Side MirrorMassachusetts is a state with an infamous reputation when it comes to our drivers. Angry honking and aggressive driving are hallmarks of any morning or evening commute. In Worcester, our own Kelly Square has such a reputation you can buy bumper stickers that say “I Survived Kelly Square”. For some, all of this is a point of pride, but for many others it can be a source of anxiety. Regardless if you’re looking to drive more defensively to avoid accidents, tickets, lowering your insurance, as part of driver rehabilitation, or just for the added safety, it’s time to learn the basics. [Read more…]