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Tips on How to Handle Driving in Heavy Traffic

This article highlights some of the most critical tips for maneuvering in congested traffic. Drivers will learn about the keys to staying safe. Continue reading

Avoid a Texting Related Car Crash: 5 Awesome Phone Mounts

Any car crash lawyer can tell you – you don’t want to be the one responsible for causing an accident involving your cell phone. Check out these cool hands-free mounts that will help you keep your eyes on the road.

1. Windshield Mount

If you’re using your GPS from Forum Direct, stick it right on the windshield where you can easily see both the road and your navigation. Most of these mounts can also be used on the dashboard, in case you have a giant tablet style phone.

2. Cup Holder Mount

So, what if you have a giant phone and you need all your dashboard space for dancing hoola girls or bobble heads? Convert your cup holder into a cell phone mount.

3. Charger Mount

Consider a mounting system that does double-duty. Keep your phone charged while driving more safely.

4.  Handlebar Mount

Not all car accidents involve other cars. Phone safety applies to bikers, too.

5. Stereo Mount

Control your stereo, GPS, and take phone calls from the same place.

Using a Stereo Mount in Your Car

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Use these gadgets to stay safe on the road, and remember to resist the temptation to text!

Where do you keep your phone when you drive? Share your answer below!

What to Do if Your Car Starts Skidding

Front-wheel drive vehicles are better equipped to handle treacherous, slippery road conditions. It’s important to have tires in good condition with adequate tread to avoid skidding and losing traction altogether. But if you do find yourself in a skidding or spinning situation,  Lionel Firn, founder and instructor of Driver Skills driving academy, offers some pointers to regain control, and avoid getting into a car accident.

frozen road sign

Watch out for ice.

Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t turn toward the direction you are skidding in. Instead, focus on one spot you want to go, and keep steering toward it. If driving a front-wheel vehicle, it’s also important to accelerate a bit to pull the vehicle out of the skid. However, acceleration is not recommended in a vehicle with rear wheel drive.

Heading into the harshest part of winter, there are bound to be many more weather related accidents. Following these tips will help you avoid being one of them.