Cars + Tech

Keeping your summer tires going strong

The tires on your vehicle wheels are literally rubber that meets the pavement, and for better or worse, the summertime can be your tires’ worst enemy. High heat, long road trips, and road construction projects can do a number on your summer tires. If we want to keep our wheels spinning to fall and winter,… Read More

Published on December 6, 2022
Teen Driving

Safe driving scholarships

Nothing is more important than being a safe driver on the road. Distracted driving and drunk driving have enormous consequences not only for you as a driver, but for your family and other people on the road. Because it impacts thousands of Americans every year, particularly teens who account for almost 10 percent of distracted drivers in fatal… Read More

Published on November 15, 2022

What is defensive driving?

Defensive driving, simply put, refers to a set of driving skills that best prepares you to respond to hazards on the road. When most of us think of the term “defense”, we might think of sports or martial arts before driving. However, while most of us might not typically think of defensive driving in these… Read More

Published on September 14, 2022

Defensive driving: now more important than ever

We’ve all been dealing with a climate of heightened risk over the past two years. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to reevaluate the potential hazards involved in pretty much everything we do: from mundane activities such as grocery shopping and pharmacy runs to less frequent excursions like adventures abroad or trips to visit far-flung relatives,… Read More

Published on August 17, 2022

Is it safe to drive a compact car?

When you’re thinking of buying a car, nothing may be more reliable than a compact car. They are affordable, great on gas, stylish, and depending on the make and model, could be tried-and-true in performance. Popular models include the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius, and Hyundai Elantra. This class of cars, one step above… Read More

Published on February 17, 2022

Road rage and driving anxiety

Let’s face it, driving can be stressful. Traffic jams, distracted drivers, car trouble: all these factors can lead to a commute that leaves you wanting to pull your hair out. However, the way you react to these stressors can affect you and your fellow motorists’ safety in a major way. Let’s talk about the ways… Read More

Published on February 10, 2022
Cars + Tech

Do car alarms work?

We’ve all been there. It’s the middle of the night and you’ve just managed to drift off to sleep when suddenly your peace is interrupted by the sound of a car alarm device. It’s annoying, but it helps keep people’s car’s safe, right? The answer is complicated. Read on to find out just how how… Read More

Published on January 31, 2022

Common driving myths debunked

When it comes to driving, we’ve all heard myths gathered over the years from relatives, friends, and beliefs in the public sphere. Whether it’s myths about car safety, maintenance, or trivial matters, such as whether it’s legal to drive barefoot or keep the light on in your car, you may have some misconceptions about your… Read More

Published on December 6, 2021

Road trip ready: how to save (and be safe!) during summer travel

In 2020, pandemic travel restrictions made it extremely difficult to travel by plane, so families opted to pile into their cars and hit the open road. In June 2020, AAA found that Americans were planning 700 million road trips and that car travel accounted for 97% of the favored mode of transportation. There don’t need… Read More

Published on June 25, 2021

Project Yellow Light and distracted driving awareness

Our aim at Elephant is to help make sure the roads you drive on are safe and distraction-free. One way we do this is through our partnership with Project Yellow Light, a national scholarship competition that was founded by Julie Garner, who lost her teenage son Hunter Garner in a car accident in 2007. This… Read More

Published on June 22, 2021