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Driving in the USA As a Visitor

If you are planning a visit to the USA, and intend to drive while you are here, there are many things you need to know. You can visit https://arizona-insurance.website/ for some of the latest road and auto related topics. Over time, we will develop this page to give you insights into various aspects of driving in America….

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The History of Road Safety

[Note: Some of the sections that follow include details about the USA but most of the article is about the situation in Britain.]   Classical Times:  Romans had one way streets, parking laws, crossing places (stepping stones), pavements, and possible roundabouts. There are occasional references to accidents.   1800’s  Although road safety as we know…

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Driving Courses in the U.S.A.

The best source of information on this topic is Advanced Drivers of America, Inc. Regrettably, almost all of the other so-called ‘advanced driving’ courses and even ‘defensive driving’ courses that are available in the USA have more to do with adapted racetrack techniques than they do with enhanced road driving skills, and this is potentially…

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Walk — Don’t Walk!

As vehicles become ever safer for their occupants, more interest is being taken in pedestrian safety. But how much can be achieved by technology and how much is dependent upon changing attitudes? As many as 8,000 pedestrians and cyclists are killed and a further 300,000 injured in the European Community each year in road accidents….

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Pedestrian Crossings

In the UK, the country with the safest roads in the world (IRTAD), there are currently five types of formal pedestrian crossings in use, these being Zebra, Pelican, Puffin, Toucan and Pegasus crossings. The most basic form of crossing is a pedestrian refuge, this is usually in the form of an island in the centre…

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Expect the Unexpected from Pedestrians

(And Pedestrians Should do the Same for Drivers!) Pedestrian crossing facilities in the USA — a.k.a. “crosswalks” — often leave a great deal to be desired in terms of safety. And, whether near a crosswalk or not, drivers need to be continually alert to the fact that the unexpected is actually quite likely to happen….